Diana Dorman
Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies


Diana Dorman is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests focus on the intersection of energy justice, international climate finance, and sustainable development. Diana's dissertation research uses qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the role public climate finance plays in the equitable development of renewable energy in the developing world.

Before coming to CU, Diana worked in several nonprofit organizations including in Malaysia on issues of sustainability and social justice in the palm oil industry, in Nevada on renewable energy advocacy and development at the state legislature, and in fundraising and project management for environmental improvement projects in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Diana completed her M.S. in Environmental Studies in 2019 at CU Boulder where her thesis investigated the funding trends of energy projects and related policy linkages within the Green Climate Fund, the newest climate finance mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Originally from Nevada, Diana has a B.A. in International Affairs and a B.S. in Environmental Science with minors in Italian Studies and Renewable Energy Policy from the University of Nevada, Reno.