Diana Tristan is the Spring 2024 MENA Intern for the Office of Global Perspectives and International Initiatives. She is a Junior at the University of Central Florida pursuing an undergraduate degree in Economics with a minor in Middle Eastern Studies. Tristan is a member of the UCF Reel Knights Fishing Club and the Muslim Student Association. Her research interests include foreign policy, development economics, and Islamic banking and finance. Upon graduation, she plans on moving to Saudi Arabia and working in the business sector. A student of Spanish, English, and learning Arabic, Tristan has traveled to Mexico and China. She plans on continuing her travels to the Middle East.