Diana Hackenburg is a Ph.D. student in natural resources at the University of Vermont. Her research interests lie at the intersection of cultural ecosystem services, communication, and community action. She has co-taught environmental education at UVM and served as a teaching assistant for several core natural resources classes. In addition to four semesters of working in the UVM Graduate Writing Center as a consultant, Hackenburg completed the Graduate Teaching Program and actively participates in the Rubenstein Community of Practice for Equity and Justice.
Prior to UVM, Hackenburg gained professional experience working in writing, communications, and project management with North Carolina Sea Grant, Triangle Land Conservancy, and the Virginia Department of Environmental Conservation. She earned a Master of Science in Environmental Science and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University-Bloomington and a Bachelor of Science from Marietta College.
Hackenburg enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and dog, cooking, reading, and listening to a wide range of music.