Curriculum Lead, College Pathways
Diane is a Ph.D. candidate at Texas A&M University and a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. Diane received her B.S. from Oklahoma Christian University in Computer Science and she is currently working towards a Ph.D. degree in computer science. Her research is focused on applications of motion planning algorithms in robotics and computational biology through topology-guided sampling-based planning.
As a student at Texas A&M, Diane worked to increase interest in STEM for K-12 students in Texas through the AggieStem program. She has served as president of Aggie Women in Computer Science, leading efforts to increase participation in Computer Science for women. She has also mentored undergraduate students through research, several of whom are currently in graduate school.
In her free time, Diane likes to discover good stories in novels, documentaries, and interesting conversations.