Diane Allen

Diane Allen (nee Johnson) was born and raised in Montego Bay, Jamaica, W.I. She is formally trained in Architecture, which she studied at the University of Technology, Jamaica and has practiced in the field successfully for quite a few years. In 2008, Diane moved to New York to pursue further education. In 2009, she became Miss Jamaica US and being dedicated to the cause of youth chose Mustard Seed Communities as her charity. This led to her shifting her career goals in 2010 to work in Youth Development. Diane is fueled by her passion to inspire youth and equip them to follow their hearts and dreams, and to see the possibilities beyond their immediate circumstances. For the next three years in New York, Diane was an Elementary School Teacher’s Assistant, and a Youth Mentor at a Harlem Middle School.

 

Diane relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 with her husband, Actor & Businessman Dior Allen and in May 2014, accepted the role of Program Director at Hands4Hope LA. In July 2017 she will begin her new role as Director of Communications, Marketing & Outreach. Starting this fall she will also be pursing her Masters in Human Development & Psychology at UCLA.
Her dedication to work in service of the Caribbean Diaspora also inspired her to launch a project dubbed “DiJoConversations” where she highlights the success stories of Caribbean Immigrants.
 
She remains balanced through her love of travel and performing arts specifically singing and salsa dancing. She is a former member of Braata Folks Singers, a musical theatre group based in New York.
 
Social Media for Diane
You Tube Channel: “DiJo Conversations”
FaceBook & Instagram: “DiJo Convo”

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