Diana hiking at Yosemite
Ph.D. Student
Environmental Studies


Diana Dorman is a Ph.D. student in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Colorado Boulder. Her research interests focus on the intersection of equitable energy access, international climate institutions, and development studies. Originally from Winnemucca, Nevada, Diana attended the University of Nevada, Reno for her undergrad where she double-majored in International Affairs and Environmental Science with minors in Italian Studies and Renewable Energy Policy. 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 at the state legislature, and in Lake Tahoe on fundraising and project management. 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.