Aixa Alemán-Díaz (she/her/ella) is the Program Manager, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at AGU.
Prior to AGU, Alemán-Díaz was the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellow at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She has worked at the National Science Foundation (NSF), United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) and other agencies of the US federal government. She also has done scientific and educational consulting, reviews of STEM fellowships and academic/research grants, and volunteer/service positions in the United States and Puerto Rico.
Recently, Alemán-Díaz joined the Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) national virtual fellowship as well as completed SACNAS Leadership Institute (2018). In 2021, she joined the Advisory Committee with UNIDOS US to complete the report on “Closing Latina Wealth Gap.”
Alemán-Díaz has obtained national fellowships such as National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship, NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP), and National Institutes of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
Her global experience includes Semester at Sea multi-cultural program alum, homestay in Brazil, Decolonizing Knowledge and Power course in Spain, and is fully bilingual in Spanish and English as well as speak intermediate Portuguese.
She obtained a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and psychology from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Rutgers University and a Ph.D. in cultural anthropology from American University.