Diana Chandara is a PhD Candidate in Culture and Teaching at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Her research interests are culturally relevant pedagogy, immigrant identity, and constructions of femininity. She is a Graduate Assistant at the Asian Pacific American Resource Center (APARC). She is from Fresno, California. She received her BA in Anthropology with a minor in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her MA in Education, Concentration in Equity and Social Justice from San Francisco State University.
In her spare time, Diana enjoys watching TV shows that are dark comedies, crime drama, and science fiction mysteries. She is fond of exploring new restaurants and cafes to fulfill her love of food and iced lattes. Diana thinks she enjoys hiking until she actually has to hike and realizes she tires easily. Chat with her about '90s hip-hop, being basic, the WNBA, and/or social equities.