Director of Qualitative Research
Diana Forster is an Director of Qualitative Research at Seramount. She is a survey researcher, statistician, and writer with experience delivering actionable research to government, corporate, and academic clients.
Before joining Seramount, Diana was a researcher with the American Institutes for Research. There, she contracted with the Department of Education on projects related to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) and The NCES Ed Tech Equity Initiative. She was also a founder and vice-chair of Women in Support of Equity (WISE), AIR’s first employee resource group for women.
Prior to her time at AIR, Diana worked for eight years with the Center for Talent Innovation (CTI) in New York City, a premier think tank and content provider that studies global workplace diversity. There, she coauthored the Harvard Business Review article “Off-Ramps and On-Ramps Revisited.”
Diana holds a BA in political science and history from the College of Charleston, an MA in political science from the University of Arizona, and a PhD in political science from the University of Florida, where she used cutting-edge survey research techniques to study the intersections of religion and political behavior in the United States. Diana currently lives in Arlington, Virginia, and in her spare time, she enjoys reading and writing fiction, riding her Peloton, and going to the movies.