Diana E. Páez
Senior Director, Grants & Partnerships, Grants Management
Diana Páez is Senior Director, Grants & Partnerships at the William Davidson Institute. Prior to joining WDI, Páez’s experience included the design and management of development projects; grantmaking and grant administration; and providing technical assistance in the areas of business and entrepreneurship, civic participation, and governance. She has extensive experience working with the United States Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of State, multilateral organizations, and various foundations, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Before moving to Michigan, she served as a Program Officer for the Higher Education for Development office of the American Council on Education in Washington, D.C.; a Program Manager for the National Democratic Institute; and a Public Sector Governance Consultant for The World Bank Institute.
Páez has a Master’s degree in Public International Law from Université de Paris II, Panthéon Assas; a Master’s degree in Prospective for International Studies from Université de Paris V, René Descartes; and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Social Sciences from the Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León. In addition, she has earned a Foundations of Mobility Certificate from Nexus at the University of Michigan College of Engineering. She is fluent in French and a native Spanish speaker.