Diana Howell is a senior majoring in political science and Latin American and Caribbean Studies with a concentration in public administration. Diana serves as co-president of Pi Sigma Alpha and the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy Living Learning Community peer mentor where she organizes programming and assists Professor Pacelle in the instruction of Public Policy 101. She is actively involved in student government as Student Senate Chair and Chief Justice of the judicial branch. Diana is a valued member of Phi Beta Kappa, Chancellor’s Honors Program, Baker Ambassadors, and Baker Scholars. Additionally, she works part-time in the Healthy Eating and Activity Laboratory as a bilingual research assistant.
Last year, she served as the Harvard Institute of Politics Ambassador where she led immigration reform events on campus to promote American diversity and immigrant integration. Diana was accepted as the US intern at the Center for Peace Studies in San Jose, Costa Rica during the summer of 2015 where she helped raise $64,000 through international grants to invite foreign election observers. This past summer, Diana served as the Office of New Americans Fellow for Nashville Mayor Megan Barry where she assisted in developing policy and organizing programming to benefit the immigrant and refugee community. She will apply for law school soon in hopes of becoming an immigration attorney.