Class of 2020
Diana Winter is a native Washingtonian who returned to D.C. after two years as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia, where she worked in a rural community implementing projects focused on English language acquisition and gender equality. Before leaving for Ethiopia, Diana graduated magna cum laude from the College of William and Mary with a degree in International Relations and a minor in French and Francophone Studies. While completing her undergraduate degree, she also worked as a Senior Research Assistant for AidData on a survey project seeking to understand how external actors shaped reform efforts in low- and middle-income countries. In that role, she was responsible for managing a team of Research Assistants and supporting AidData’s policy team with statistical analysis and drafting policy reports. It is the combination of interest in policy-driven research and education inequity that brought Diana to GHD, where she has specialized in Education and Human Capital and Quantitative Analysis and Evaluation. Outside of class, she also works as the Graduate Assistant for Research at Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice, where she manages a mixed-methods study of a social-emotional learning intervention in D.C. Public Schools, and consults for Elevate: Partners for Education, an organization focused on building the capacity of education service providers in Uganda.