Diana Flores graduated from the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú, Lima in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. In 2012 she received from the same university a Licentiate in Economics, a professional title used in Peru to indicate a midway certification between a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree.
Since September 2013 she has worked for the consulting firm ‘Inteligencia Financiera’ (Intelfin) on research focused on fisheries economics and management. Specifically, she has been involved in projects focused on economic incentives that encourage the discards of juvenile anchovy back to the sea and regulatory, institutional and economic analyses of the Jumbo squid, seaweed and Mahi-mahi fisheries. These projects were developed for the Ministry of Production and the Development Bank of Latin America (CAF), as well as for World Wildlife Fund (WWF-Peru).
Diana has a keen interest in the interactions between economic development, environmental issues, public policies, institutions, private behavior and their impact on the welfare of local communities. At the Bren School as a Latin American Fisheries Fellow, she is pursuing a specialization in Coastal Marine Resources Management with a post-graduate career goal of contributing to the sustainable management of fisheries resources in Latin America.