Diana is the program manager of Sustainable Classrooms, a program dedicated to training educators and integrating sustainable living in the classroom.
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. She served as a Health Systems Analyst in clinical research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for six years gaining experience in grants, project management, monitoring and evaluation, and the connection between the environment and health. She volunteered at Shelby Bottoms Nature Center and the Nashville Food Policy Council heightening her passion for environmental education and sustainable living, which then 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 hiking, traveling, cooking and anything outdoors.