Diana is a social justice advocate. Prior to teaching, she worked as a paralegal for the ACLU of Southern California working on issues ranging from advocating for menstrual supplies for incarcerated women to supporting students asking for a school board sanctuary policy. Diana attended Stanford University (class of 2013) where she majored in Sociology with a concentration on social inequality; in her free time she played the flute and guitarrón with the Mariachi student ensemble and danced with the Ballet Folklórico student ensemble as well. She headed back to The Farm (Stanford) to obtain her Master’s in Education in 2018 and teaching credentials in English and Spanish. She grew up in City Heights, San Diego and has also lived in San Jose, Long Beach, Los Angeles, and Puerto Rico. She is delighted to join the High Tech High family! She will be teaching 9th and 12th grade Spanish and will be the English Learners and ELAC Coordinator.
When she is not in the classroom, Diana is usually curled up with a book at home or out dancing with family and friends. She loves her cat, Gina and enjoys playing with her as much as possible.