Diana Bustamante-Aguilar

M.A. Student

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My name is Diana Bustamante-Aguilar, and I am from a combination of places and people. My family is from Durango, Mexico but I have lived in Colorado most of my life. After high school I moved from Colorado Springs to Boulder to attend the University of Colorado Boulder where in May of 2019 I obtained a B.A. in History. While at CU Boulder, I minored in Spanish and Ethnic Studies as well as completed a Secondary Social Studies teacher preparation program. As an undergraduate student I was heavily involved in student organizing through groups like UMAS y MEChA.

I am a teacher in Southeast Denver at South High school (Go Ravens!) where I teach United States History and Concurrent Enrollment Intro to Chicana/o Studies through Metropolitan State University of Denver. In addition to K-12 teaching, I also have experience creating and presenting professional development to other educators. During my time as an undergraduate student and throughout the last year, I have worked with the Latino History Project to gather, curate and present primary sources about Latinx communities in Colorado so they can be used in K-12 classrooms. 

I am looking forward to and am honored to be continuing my education at the University of New Mexico through the Online MA in Chicana and Chicano Studies program starting in the Fall of 2022.