Diana serves as a Paralegal for the Institute for Justice. She has a passion for helping people who have encountered an injustice situation. That is what attracted her to IJ.
Diana joined IJ in May 2017. Before joining IJ, Diana was a Paralegal at a Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic at Legal Services of Northern Virginia. She helped low-income taxpayers with their federal income tax problems. She also assisted family law attorneys with protective orders, divorce, support, and child custody and visitation cases for victims of domestic violence. She was awarded the 2016 LASSY award from the Virginia Poverty Law Center for best legal assistant; a legal aid service category at the annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference. Diana also administrated her parents’ income tax preparation business and provided translation services for many years. In addition, Diana worked at a general practice law firm and immigration law office in Northern Virginia.
Diana received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University and her Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from Northern Virginia Community College. She was born in Peru and grew up in White Plains, NY and Northern Virginia. Diana is fluent in Spanish.