Dario Diaz graduated from Tampa’s Jefferson High School and enrolled at the University of Florida. While attending the University of Florida, Diaz became active in the Naval ROTC program which ultimately resulted in his enlistment in the United States Marine Corps in 1987. He attended Marine Corps Boot Camp at Parris Island, South Carolina, where he graduated first in his Platoon, distinguishing himself as Honor Man. While in the Marines he received various awards and commendations. After Diaz completed his service he returned to Tampa but was reactivated to serve in Operation Desert Storm. After completion of Desert Storm duty, Diaz began work as a computer field engineer for Medata, Inc. Diaz continued to pursue his educational objectives, contemporaneously receiving a B.A. degree in Economics and Finance and a B.A. degree in Government and Politics from the University of Texas at Dallas, both Summa Cum Laude. He continued his work as a computer field engineer acquiring technical skills and computer expertise in both the software and hardware areas. Upon completion of his undergraduate studies, Diaz enrolled at Baylor University School of Law. While at Baylor he was a member of the Harvey M. Richie Moot Court Society and was on the Dean’s List. He continued to refine his technical computer skills by writing a statistical computer program used by the Baylor Law School for pair matching mock trial competitions.
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