Youth Initiative Director | Finance and Administrative Coordinator
Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1496
Diana Garcia joined the IoES in July 2016 as an administrative and finance coordinator. In this role, she provides administrative and operational support for IoES centers, faculty, researchers, and staff. In February 2018, Diana began managing the new youth initiative program, GreenSparks. The program aims to ignite high school student’s curiosity and awareness in environmental science. In this role she oversees and engages in youth outreach and creating accessible environmental education. Currently, GreenSparks is developing free educational videos on climate and water topics for high school students.
Diana is a fellow Bruins and graduated in 2016 with a BA in Anthropology and minor in Education. Previously, she assisted high school students and families from California’s Central Valley purse higher education and career development. Her overall goals are to connect K-12 schools with other institutions and provide students with engaging opportunities for personal growth.