After 25 years of facing extreme and challenging conditions such as homelessness and drug addiction, Diane has demonstrated that strength by turning her life around and returning to school at the College of Staten Island. At sixty-one, Diane has found her purpose in life through education and wishes to complete her bachelor’s degree to become of service to those who are among the invisible of our society- the homeless.

“My goal is to help women overcome their situations and find the confidence to work toward building skills to obtain employment so that they can become productive members of society. I wish to pull them out of their terrible living conditions and help them to see that there is hope. To do this, I plan to work with nonprofit organizations that provide resources, job training and addiction treatment for homeless women.”