Diana Chavez Acosta is a Grants and Finance Specialist II in the Urban Development department with WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.

Prior to joining WRI, Diana worked as Chief of Operations at a small business group in Oklahoma, where she worked in different areas such as operations and management, human resources and finances.

Diana holds a M.S. in International Studies from Oklahoma State University, which focused on preservation of ecological resources. She has three graduate certificates in: Global Issues, Business Sustainability and Non-Profit Management from the same University, and graduated from her bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua in Chihuahua, Mexico.