Diana began working with the Farmers Market Coalition in October 2019, first as a volunteer and then as a consultant assisting with resource development, FINI/GusNIP grantee research, and State and Network Leader support. Now the Training and Technical Assistance Network Coordinator for FMC, Diana became interested in agriculture and sustainability while living in upstate New York where she attended forestry school and worked on several small dairy goat farms. Prior to FMC, Diana spent time in the for-profit sector working in flood research and portfolio management. She holds a BS in Environmental Economics and Policy from Oregon State University where she developed both an academic and personal interest in food policy and community-based food systems. Among other projects, she performed a survey of current research related to the socioeconomic impacts of DTC marketing through CSAs and farmers markets. Diana now lives in Austin, TX where she has volunteered with local producer-only farmers markets, assisting with food access and nutrition incentive work. She is excited to be part of a team committed to building more just and resilient food systems.
Diana can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org