Diana H. Pereira, JD 

Adjunct Faculty


Diana H. Pereira received her B.S. in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, studied at the Universitá di Bologna in Italy, received her Juris Doctorate at the Santa Barbara College of Law, and is a member of the State Bar of California.  She is a socially conscious entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in financial and operational management and has a passion for building social enterprises dedicated to realizing positive impact in our communities and abroad.  She launched Balance Financial Management in 2009, combining the expertise of seasoned financial Professionals with full-service accounting, HR, operational, and regulatory management capabilities for businesses and non-profits alike.  She is also Chief Compliance Officer at Morton Capital Management, LLC, a registered investment advisor with over $1B in assets under management.  Diana is a partner with Social Venture Partners Santa Barbara and serves as a Board member with UCSB Affiliates, the California Coast Venture Forum (Clean Business Investment Summit) and as Board Treasurer of Wilderness Youth Project.  She is on the Steering Committee for the first Social Innovation Fast Pitch in Santa Barbara and is spearheading an Impact HUB concept for Santa Barbara.