Mariana Schmalstig Diaz began her journey with the League of Women Voters as an Evaluation and Outcomes Fellow in the fall of 2020 and now serves as the Evaluation Specialist. Her primary responsibilities include measuring program success, developing a culture of evaluation, and training League leaders to effectively use data for decision-making. She's dedicated over a decade to evaluating educational ecosystems and believes an engaged democracy requires that all persons seeking education have easy access to high-quality learning experiences.
She's passionate about holding space for authentic leaders seeking to align their heart, gut, and mind. Currently living on the stolen land of the Tongva and Kizh nations (now colonized as Ontario, CA), you can find Mariana teaching yoga online, snuggling her furbaby Louis, devouring food, traveling, and dancing.