Dr. Diana Kuo is the founder and CEO of the Multicultural Education Research Center (MERC), a nonprofit organization she founded in 1995. MERC has been offering Chinese language and cultural courses to K-12 through adult students for the past 17 years in the Hayward area, the
heart of the San Francisco Bay. Prior to founding MERC, she had worked with San Jose State University and San Francisco State University on a number of different initiatives.
Diana received both her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in the field of Special Education from Southern Illinois University. Passionate with Chinese Education, Diana has been an instructor of Chinese language and culture for more than 20 years.
She has been a Chinese Language Instructor at Chabot College in Hayward since 2007, and currently teaches Chinese I and Chinese II in the Department of Community Education at Chabot.