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PreK–12 Equity Advisory Board


Nancy Yao Maasbach

President, Museum of Chinese in America
Nancy Yao Maasbach

Nancy Yao Maasbach has served as the President of the Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) since 2015. As the President of MOCA, Nancy combines her experiences in managing organizations, knowledge of U.S.-China relations and research on redefining the American narrative. Nancy is also a lecturer on governance at the Yale School of Drama. She currently serves as an independent director for several Aberdeen Standard Investments-managed closed end funds.

Prior to her time at MOCA, Nancy was the executive director of the Yale-China Association, one of the oldest non-profit organizations dedicated to building U.S.-China relations. At the Yale-China Association, Nancy led more than 20 programs in the areas of arts, education, and health. These programs were lauded as best-in-class and models for bilateral engagement.

Nancy gained over 20 years of leadership experience at non-profit organizations and for-profit management, including staff and board positions at The Community Fund for Women & Girls, International Festival of Arts and Ideas, Tessitura Network, Council on Foreign Relations, Goldman, Sachs & Co., CNN, and Center for Finance and Research Analysis.

Nancy received her MBA from the Yale School of Management and her AB from Occidental College. She is a graduate of Hunter College High School. Nancy is a member of the Council on Foreigns.