Diana has held positions in academia and nonprofit organizations. Most recently, she was a Research Analyst at the American Immigration Council (AIC) in Washington, DC where she focused on understanding receiving communities in the United States. Diana was also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Oakland University in Michigan and was a researcher for the Latin American Public Opinion Project (LAPOP). She has published in journals such as The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Latin American Politics and Society, Latin American Research Review, and Studies in
Comparative International Development. Diana holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Vanderbilt University.