Diane coordinates the development and implementation of various research projects at Aquaya. She focuses on Village Savings and Loan Association research, exploring innovative approaches to enhance the financial viability of rural water points in Uganda.
As an Aquaya intern, Diane previously contributed to the USAID Urban Resilience by Building Partnerships and Applying New Evidence in WASH (URBAN WASH) project, examining targeted subsidies for improving water and sanitation access among the urban poor in Ghana. Before joining Aquaya, she gained experience in quantitative financial analysis at Haynes and Company. Her master’s thesis focused on evaluating the impact and sustainability of passive in-line chlorination using Venturi Dosers in Kenyan healthcare facilities. She also analyzed go-to-market strategies for the Venturi devices in other community settings in Kenya.
Diane holds an MS in development engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in business and economics from Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama, USA.