During a 25-year career in higher education, Diane was Senior Associate Director of major gifts and planned giving at the Radcliffe Institute of Advanced Study at Harvard University and previously, Director of Alumnae Relations and Director of Development at Wheelock College. She also worked in publishing and early childhood education. Diane served on the Board of Trustees of the Emma Willard School in Troy, NY and the Development and Advisory Committees of The Children’s Room in Arlington, MA. She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and holds an M.Ed. from Wheelock College.