CAFDP 2010, Kazakhstan
- Candidate, PhD in Modern Society and Global Transformation, Department of Sociology, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK. Doctoral Research: “Post-Soviet Kazakhstan: In Search of the Symbols of National Identity”
- MA in International and Intercultural Relations, specialization in European Foreign Policy, Deusto University, Spain (Erasmus Mundus Scholar)
- BA in International Journalism and Public Relations, Department of International Journalism and Mass Communications, Kazakhstan Institute of Management, Economics and Strategic Research (KIMEP), Kazakhstan (Nursultan Nazarbayev Scholarship recipient)
Diana has worked as a journalist and public relations manager in Almaty, and has published papers on identity issues and regionalism in Europe and Latin America. She has also worked as a Research Associate at KIMEP, where she taught in the Journalism Department.