Diane grew up in the small western New York town where St. Bonaventure University is located. She graduated from the nursing program at Niagara University and then moved to Charlottesville to work at the University of Virginia, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Pediatric Nursing. Currently, she works as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Pediatric Critical Care Unit of Children’s Hospital of Richmond, VCU. This summer, she is hopes to complete her Doctorate in Nursing Practice at the University of Virginia. Diane will be accompanying her husband, Kandioura Drame, on the voyage. They are looking forward to joining everyone for the shipboard experience and are very happy to be learning more about Asia and Africa.