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.