Originally from Nova Scotia, Diana grew up in Canada and the US with a small stint in the south of France. She completed a B.Sc. in Architecture at McGill University, studying abroad in Vienna, Austria and Mexico. Following her degree, she took part in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs / International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Young Leaders for a Sustainable Future internship program, working for the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) in London, UK. Following two years in working in international communications, Diana completed a Masters in European Business at ESCP Europe in London and Berlin. She joined Oliver Wyman (Financial Services) in 2008 as a Management Consultant, where her projects took her across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as well as New York and Tokyo. At the firm, she actively pursued her interest in microfinance with research and pro-bono work, spreading awareness of microfinance across the firm with the creation of a special interest group. Diana has been a Kiva lender since 2009 and a volunteer loan editor since 2010. Working in microfinance on the ground has long been a goal and she is thrilled to be doing this as part of the Kiva Fellows program.