About Us

Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

Staff

Olive Davis, director of the Berkeley Business Academy for Youth, is a 2006 Berkeley-Haas Business School graduate with a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies and over 20 years of youth development and programing experience. She has youth development coursework and training, as well as training from the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE).   She has been a business instructor at summer business camps across the Bay Area.

Diana Acidera, Events Program Coordinator. She joins the team to manage event logistics, develop communications strategies, but ultimately to support youth from around the world as they learn about entrepreneurship and case studies with renowned Haas Faculty. Diana has years of experience working with TRiO Programs and in the education field focusing to promote school-community partnerships. Diana received a BA in Chicano Studies and Political Science from U.C. Berkeley, as well as an MBA in Marketing and MA in Management & Educational Leadership from Mills College. Outside of work, she loves promoting wellness, cultivating emotional intelligence, and mindful leadership by teaching yoga, meditation, and SIY Engage classes. She is passionate about fully immersing in diverse cultures and customs through traveling, dance, foods, and music.