“I have known and worked with Fabiola Vilchez and Bilen Fraye for the past eight years on a full range of international projects, first as CEO of the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator and now as CEO of the Network for Global Innovation. They have organized some of the most complex international trade missions, with substantive content, requiring working with multitude of stakeholders, VIPs, while also coordinating intricate logistics. These programs include the U.S., Europe, Mexico, South America, China, South Korea, and Japan.
Beyond being a fabulous organizer of international missions and valuable programs, Diplomatica knows how to connect business, institutions and political leaders in a way that is actually conducive to getting something useful done. Rather than just focus on getting people into a room, they focus on getting the right people in the room with the right program. This is only possible because of their broad experience in international affairs and understanding of global business and geopolitical issues.
While Diplomatica may be a relatively new venture, the Diplomatica team are deeply experienced and driven to make a real difference.
I strongly recommend their services.”
NETWORK FOR GLOBAL INNOVATION (NGIN)
CO-FOUNDER AND FOUNDING CEO, LOS ANGELES CLEANTECH INCUBATOR
"My professional experience in working with Fabiola Vilchez has been very rewarding. During these last 10 years I have witnessed Fabiola successfully implement and manage various complex and high level seminars, conferences, programs and trade missions that produced tangible results for business executives and sponsors. I know her vast and solid experience will serve Diplomatica well."
PRESIDENT, CENTER FOR GLOBAL TRADE & FOREIGN INVESTMENT
LOS ANGELES AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
"Bilen Fraye worked with me in Botswana, for over two years on a CDC-funded project as an Assistant Project Manager. Working with Bilen was always a pleasure. She is the most level-headed, thoughtful and diplomatic person I know. She is very thorough in her work and always strives to be the best. She taught me a lot. You can be sure you are in good hands with her."
UNESCO REGIONAL HIV AND HEALTH EDUCATION OFFICER
"Fabiola has a passion for making the world a better place. Her authentic dedication to the communities she serves inspires those around her to make a difference. Fabiola's strategic and thoughtful approach to solving problems, whether big or small, has produced substantive results for companies, organizations and community leaders throughout the world. She is the consummate professional. Both professionally and personally, it is a pleasure to support Fabiola in her new endeavors without reservation."
BERMAN STRATEGIC ADVISORS (BSA)
Teresa Dahl is Senior Associate at Diplomatica. Most recently, Teresa was Senior Program Manager at Sister Cities of Los Angeles where she oversaw educational programs, strategic partnerships and key cooperation with the Cities of Berlin and Chengdu.
Teresa's work has long been rooted in a desire to improve cities through international collaboration – specifically, how cities function to support healthy communities through the integration of natural systems into the built environment. Her specific focus with Diplomatica is neighborhood preservation, developing environmental education and cultural exchange programming.
Passionate about the environment and education, she has long been engaged in revisioning public schools as hubs for healthy communities for environmental education and communion.Through her various leadership roles at People for Parks, the LA Unified School District, and her partnerships with city and non-profit agencies she successfully secured major funding and skillfully negotiated agreements between public and private entities to green and open schools leading to more opportunities for diverse communities throughout Los Angeles.
Previously, Teresa worked as a journalist for CNN both in the Los Angeles and Beijing Bureaus. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she earned a B.A in East Asian Studies, cum laude, and studied under a Fulbright Scholarship at Peking University, in Beijing China, where she learned Mandarin.