Assistant Director of Programs
Diana serves as the assistant director of programs managing the development, implementation, and evaluation of all programs to support the mission of Urban Green Lab. Diana also serves as the manager of the Classrooms division, training teachers how to integrate sustainability in the classroom, and helps direct the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, a program highlighting best practices in food waste reduction.
She received her Bachelors in Environmental Sciences from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and a Masters in Sustainable Practice with a focus in Food Systems from Lipscomb University. Having served as project manager and analyst in research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for six years, she gained experience in program development, management, and evaluation as well as grants and the connection between the environment and health. Volunteering at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center as a naturalist and the Nashville Food Policy Council heightened her passion for environmental education and sustainable living, which brought her to Urban Green Lab.
Diana is a Nashville native who has always had a passion for the outdoors and the environment. After taking an environmental science class in high school, she was inspired to turn that passion into a career and lifestyle. She hopes that by providing all students in Nashville the same opportunity to learn about sustainability, they will have healthier, happier lives and help contribute meaningfully to our growing city and world.
In her free time she enjoys sports, hiking, and cooking.