Diane grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, near the valley of the North Saskatchewan River. She grounds her identity in her two grandmothers, one from Glasgow and one from the Hong Kong New Territories. Diane has worked with several non-profit and civil society organizations over the last ten years on work relating to environmental protection, international development, activism and advocacy, and knowledge sharing and capacity building. She has focused on youth leadership, climate change and sustainability, Indigenous rights and sovereignty, and community engagement from the grassroots to United Nations forums. Diane seeks to facilitate good team processes and collaboration, and help hold structure and shape for organizations in order to support people to carry out mandates that better society. She lives in Dartmouth with her husband and dog, enjoys swimming, practicing various creative arts, and hosting gatherings and parties with a beautiful community of friends and family in Nova Scotia.