Diana has a background in climate modeling and hydrologic model development. Prior to joining Rhodium, she was a Ph.D. Candidate in the Computational Hydrology group at the University of Washington, where she worked on developing the Regional Arctic System Model (RASM) and studied changes in snow and permafrost in the Arctic. She will be completing her Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, along with a certificate in Climate Science, in October 2019.
Diana received a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master’s degree in Environmental History from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed a post-baccalaureate program in Materials Science and Engineering at Boston University to facilitate her transition from history to hydroclimatology. Between graduate school programs, she worked as a research engineer in the solar industry and taught math at an all-girls high school.