Dr. Mao-Clark began her career in the commercial real estate consulting business. She has worked closely with C-suite executives and institutional investors, consulting on hotel real estate and multifamily (large apartment complexes) investments. She has done business in China, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Canada, and Mexico. Dr. Mao-Clark is an assistant professor of strategic management at the Shidler School of Business at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa. She also serves as an advisor to Jade Hill Investment, a Houston-based investment bank, an executive board member for the Hilton Alumni Association, and an advisory board member for PIMA Medical Institute.