Dianna is a native of Southern California. She attended the University of California Riverside where she received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and in Women’s Studies. While attending UC Riverside she worked on campus as an academic counselor, where she found her passion for helping students succeed.
After graduating she moved to San Francisco and attended San Francisco State and earned her Masters in Education with an emphasis in Social Justice and Equity. Through her years in San Francisco she has worked for several organization with the mission of supporting students academically, such as AVID, SF Promise, and Everyday Magic.
In 2014 she was hired as an after school teacher with Mission Graduates at Marshall Elementary where she worked for two years before becoming the Program Director for Bryant Elementary. Even though she is not a San Francisco native, she loves working with the students and parents of the Mission. They have become family away from home.