Diana Casanova

Diana Casanova is a fourth-year doctoral candidate whose research examines the policies and practices that empower family and community stakeholders to affect social change. Her work explores the ways that families and communities participate in and impact education policymaking, illustrating the relationship between democratic engagement and institutional change.

Prior to starting the PhD program, Diana worked in outreach and fundraising for various educational and policy advocacy organizations. She holds a BS in Journalism from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

Specializations and Interests

Family and Community Engagement; School and District Governance; Social Movement Organizing


M.A. Education

B.S., Journalism, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo