Diana is the Academy’s undergraduate assistant, studying Information Science at the University of Maryland’s iSchool. She supports staff and faculty with their work in design, while also learning about and applying design tools and methods in her work. Prior to working at the Academy, Diana sought out the Academy’s IDEA courses in a pursuit to push herself to take on new perspectives and innovative ways of thinking to help her learn and grow. Through IDEA101, IDEA258C, IDEA379A, and IDEA398C she learned human-centered approaches and design tools to apply to her academic, professional, and personal aspirations. As she navigates through the rest of her time at the university, Diana hopes to apply her knowledge about design thinking to tackle issues of cybersecurity in the Information Science field.
When Diana isn’t at the Academy or studying for her classes, she enjoys Latin dancing and finds joy in moving to the rhythms of salsa, bachata, and merengue. Diana also enjoys photography, often experimenting with different techniques and styles to capture the beauty of the world around her. When she wants to relax, she goes on walks, allowing herself to unwind while exploring new places and enjoying nature