An environmental advocate and award-winning educator, Diana Sherwood comes from a background in the arts, education, and social justice. For the last four years Diana headed K-12 Education at the environmental non-profit Theodore Payne Foundation where, with a focus on equity, environmental justice, and direct learning education, she led the program’s expansion and reach into all communities throughout Los Angeles. There she created their first-ever internship in environmental education, Youth-Teach-Youth, and city-wide field training programs, as well as innovative curricula in urban naturalist environmental education for schools.
With a goal to inspire and educate young people about the environment everywhere, Diana has also collaborated with, and created programs for, local and international organizations including the Jane Goodall Institute, The Nature Conservancy, National Wildlife Federation, The Weingart Center for the Homeless, the Arroyo Seco Foundation, and more.
In her work, Diana strives to support others to become actively engaged through their own discovery, and vests students with tools of awareness, self-governance, and to connect.