A lifelong resident of Methuen, Diana has long believed that engaging the people in her community encourages greater participation in the democratic process. She believes that making progress requires strength, determination and a willingness to step outside one’s comfort zone.
Educated in Methuen Public Schools, Diana is a proud graduate of Wellesley College and Middlesex Community College, where she received a Bachelor of the Arts in Psychology and Spanish and an Associate’s Degree in Psychology, respectively.
Prior to her election to the State Senate in 2018, Diana served three terms as state representative for the 14th Essex District, representing sections of Methuen, Haverhill, Lawrence and North Andover.
Before winning her first race for public office in 2012, Diana worked for multiple non-profit, community based organizations and was a small business owner. She worked as a legislative aide in the House of Representatives before accepting a position as chief-of-staff to Edward A. Kelly, then-president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts (PFFM) and current General Secretary-Treasurer of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF).
Her experiences in both the private and public sectors are what have inspired her to give back to her community through public service and to forge lasting partnerships with the Merrimack Valley’s business community.