Diana was born and raised in Venezuela, into a Venezuelan/American bilingual family. As a child she moved around a lot, with frequent summer visits to her grandparents in Wisconsin, and two years in Holland, where she graduated from an American high school.
She graduated as a Psychologist in Caracas, Venezuela, after which she spent a year in Paris to polish her French. She was a Social Psychology Professor at the Universidad Central in Venezuela for over 20 years.
Upon retiring, she embarked on a second career as an ESL teacher as well as an English-Spanish and Spanish-English translator. She also went back to her youthful passion of photography, taking courses in a Venezuelan photography school, which gave her the opportunity to indulge in a second passion -travel- and to participate as a photographer in various projects and events.
Diana has recently relocated to Portland to live near her daughter and is excited to be able to help others learn to communicate in Spanish and to share her Latin American culture and experiences. At the same time, one of her great pleasures in teaching is being able to learn from her students.
Her free time is spent walking around Portland, reading and photographing and, whenever possible, travelling.