Diagneris "Nery" Garcia is a proud alumna of Providence Public Schools and longtime resident of the capital city of Providence. After graduating from Classical High School, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations: Latin America/Regional Politics and Cultural Anthropology from Boston University, and is currently pursuing a Master of Science degree in Nonprofit Management at Northeastern University. Her professional experience within the nonprofit sector in Rhode Island and Massachusetts encompasses a wide range of educational services, programs and initiatives, from early intervention to college access, adult education and workforce development.
She is currently employed as an Assistant Director of Alumni Engagement at the University of Rhode Island Foundation and Alumni Engagement. Her civic engagement within the Providence community continues as she serves on multiple boards and advisory councils. Diagneris joined the Providence School Board in April 2016.