Diane holds a Bachelors in Economics with a concentration in Pre-Law from Campbell University. While at Campbell, she instituted Campbell SOUP, a microgrant competition to raise money for local Harnett County nonprofits and social entrepreneurs.

As a recent operations management intern for Forward Cities, Diane assisted the team in developing a strategic vision for future operations work then quickly transitioned in to a permanent role on the team. As Operations Coordinator, Diane makes sure the Forward Cities inclusive innovation machine runs smoothly.