Diana hiking at Yosemite
Ph.D. Student

Diana Dorman is an M.S. student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, interested in energy access and international institutions. Specifically, her thesis is investigating funding behaviors and governance patterns of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the newest climate finance mechanism under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Her interest in international climate governance comes from traveling at an early age, a deep love and respect for the environment, and a fascination with governance and policy. Originally from Winnemucca, Nevada, Diana attended the University of Nevada, Reno for her undergraduate degrees where she received a B.A. in International Affairs with a focus on International Environmental Policy, a B.S. in Environmental Science, and minors in Italian Studies and Renewable Energy Policy. Before coming back to graduate school at CU, Diana worked in several nonprofit organizations on multiple topics. In Malaysia she worked with a nonprofit organization on the issues of sustainability and social justice in the palm oil industry, in Nevada she advocated for renewable energy at the state legislature, and in Lake Tahoe she worked for an environmental organization focused on fundraising and project management.