Diana Williams, MPA

Independent Communications and Policy Consultant

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Diana Williams, MPA, is a communications and policy consultant with a background in journalism, philanthropy, and nonprofit leadership. She led funder engagement with federal and state policymakers as public policy director at the Funders’ Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities. Previously, Diana served as executive director of Urban Ecology, a community design center in the San Francisco Bay Area, and was a grant maker at the James Irvine Foundation.

Diana began her career as a journalist, covering City Hall and the California legislature for the Oakland Tribune. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Hamilton College and a master’s degree in public administration from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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