Associate Director of Development

Edmundo Diaz

(323) 527 -4958




A.A., ’12 Miami Dade College

B.S., Criminal Justice ’14, Florida International University

M.P.A., Public Administration ’19, University of Southern California


Greater Los Angeles, Washington D.C., and Florida



I was born and raised in Miami, Florida, as the son of Cuban immigrants who found a home in the United States after leaving Cuba in the 60s and 70s. I obtained my Associate degree from Miami Dade College before transitioning to Florida International University, where I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. I built six years of experience in the fields of higher education and technology before deciding to deepen my knowledge and apply my skills within the context of public policy, politics, and nonprofit organizations. I moved across the country to pursue a Master of Public Administration degree at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. As a graduate student, I consulted for equity-driven nonprofits throughout the state of California. With the support of the Trojan Family, I found a new home in Los Angeles. While my journey with USC started in 2017 as a student, I was honored to continue in 2019 as full-time staff. In my spare time, I enjoy practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, dancing Cuban salsa, and hiking around Southern California.

Why USC?

I am passionate about my role in securing support and resources for students, and I find great meaning in ensuring that the next generation of Trojans have everything they need to thrive and succeed at USC Dornsife. As a former first-generation college student and USC scholarship recipient, I know firsthand the value of alumni, friends, parents, and supporters in ensuring our students’ success. USC changed my life for the better and I hope to contribute to that experience for Dornsife students. The Trojan Family was instrumental in making Los Angeles my home and introducing me to many of my favorite people and closest friends, including my partner, Ivana. I am incredibly grateful.

Favorite USC Memory

Hands down – commencement. It was a memorable experience in itself to graduate and walk across the stage with my classmates, but what made it all the more special was the ability to walk across the stage with my mom. My colleagues at USC surprised me and allowed her to walk across the stage with me, her only child. It’s a memory that I will never forget for the rest of my life.

Favorite Spot on Campus

There are so many options to choose from, but The Little Chapel of Silence holds a special place in my heart. USC always has a lot going on and it is easy to lose the entire day exploring campus, catching up with friends and colleagues. The chapel gives me a place to be alone with my thoughts and reflect. I highly recommend it if you ever need a tranquil and calm environment.

Connect With Us

USC Dornsife Office of Advancement

1150 South Olive Street, Suite 2400
Los Angeles, CA 90015

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USC Advancement Gift Services
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Los Angeles, California 90015

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