Diana is committed to uplifting vulnerable communities and promoting environmental justice through anti-displacement planning strategies and climate resilience, with a priority in centering community needs and cultural values. At Climate Resolve, Diana is supporting the Climate Resolve team through research related to climate grant writing, extreme heat mitigation, and resilience hubs.
Previously, Diana was working on researching environmental degradation on wetlands in Colombia, and was working at UC San Diego as a research associate under a disadvantaged community grant, focusing on stormwater and flooding mitigation for vulnerable communities along the border region.
Diana is currently a second year Masters of Urban and Regional Planning student at UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs, studying Environmental Analysis and Policy. Previously, Diana attained her B.A. in Urban Studies and Planning at UCSD, with an emphasis on Urban Design and Sustainable Development. Diana is passionate about Indigenous language revitalization, and during her free time, Diana enjoys making ceramics and spending time with her dog and cat.