Diana grew up in Lima, Peru, where she graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peru. Since 2013 she has conducted research related to fisheries economics and management. Specifically, she has investigated the economic incentives that encourage the discarding of juvenile anchovy at sea, and conducted analyses on the regulatory, institutional and economic attributes of jumbo squid, seaweed, and mahi-mahi fisheries. As a Latin American Fisheries Fellow at UCSB’s Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, Diana obtained a master’s degree, with a specialization in Coastal Marine Resources Management. For her master’s thesis, she worked with a multi-disciplinary team to quantify the economic potential of small-scale fisheries in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica, under the current management scheme. At SFG, Diana is working on a project on catch share programs, researching the design, allocation, and other attributes of these programs, as well as their effects on biological, economic, and social outcomes.