Diana was born in Mexico and currently is Director of Progresando en Comunidad at IFS, which integrates Spanish speaking clients into the therapeutic community and process through dual-immersion practices. Diana received her MSW from NYU following earning a dual degree in Social Work and Psychology-Honors from Seton Hall University and subsequently completing the Post-Graduate Training at IFS, where she is now faculty. Diana has served on the Board and committees of her professional organization and has experience working within the education system, child welfare system, mental health system and juvenile justice system. She is currently the Director of the Child and Adolescent Ambulatory Services at the Behavioral Health Department for Trinitas Regional Medical Center. Diana is also an organizer with the northeast anti-racist alliance of the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond, as a trainer of the “Undoing Racism- Community Organizing” workshop.
Diana's current areas of interest include expanding on liberation-based practices that move towards systemic and relational equity.