Diane Hurtado

Associate Vice President for Federal Relations

Dr. Hurtado works with The Texas A&M University System (TAMUS) Federal Relations Washington D.C. Office to maintain relationships with Congressional members and their staffs, and strengthen ties and develop relationships between the campus community and federal research sponsors. In addition, Dr. Hurtado engages in active dialogue with administrators and faculty to develop annual federal priorities, and formulates and executes strategies to accomplish those priorities.


Dr. Hurtado has served in various roles at Texas A&M starting in 2001 including Director of Engineering Student Services and Academic Programs, Research Initiatives Officer, and as a research engineer. Prior to her service at Texas A&M, she held engineering positions at Sandia National Laboratories, Lockheed, and Pratt & Whitney. Dr. Hurtado received a bachelor and master of science degree in Aerospace Engineering and a doctor of philosophy in Interdisciplinary Engineering, all from Texas A&M University.