A native of the city of San Bernardino in Southern California, Diana Zarate graduated from the University of La Verne in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with an emphasis in Public Affairs and two minors in English and Spanish. In 2018, Diana graduated from the University of Southern California with a Master of Education degree in Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs.
Diana’s previous experiences include being a Graduate Advisor for the Undergraduate Student Government at the University of Southern California. There she had the pleasure of working with Latinx student leaders which served as a catalyst for wanting to work further with Latinx students. Other experiences within higher education include working in residential life at Saint John’s University, as well as admissions and an accelerated program for working adults at the University of La Verne.
Prior to that, Diana spent several years working within K-12, some of which include teaching English at the middle and high school level in Las Vegas, Nevada. Diana has a passion for working with students from similar backgrounds as her own and hopes to influence Latinx students to succeed. In her spare time, Diana enjoys traveling, spending time with family and friends, and attending concerts.
B.A., Communications with an emphasis in Public Affairs, University of La Verne, 2010
M.Ed., Postsecondary Administration and Student Affairs, University of Southern California, 2018