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.