DO Tell Media
Diana created this website as a way to help showcase her work, and connect with other industry professionals.
20 years ago, Seattle Times reporter Sara Jean Green changed Diana's life when she came to Bellevue to report on a new city-sponsored youth radio program called Teen Talk. It was Diana's first day volunteering, and she had no idea a reporter would be there.
Back in 2000, Diana was planning to become an elementary school teacher, and thought nothing of going into radio (even after working on Teen Talk that day). She figured it was a one-time experience, but little did she know, her plans were about to change.
Time passed, and one day at school, a teacher stopped her and said, "Hey you're on the front page of the Seattle Times!" He told Diana to wait there, and when he returned, he handed her a newspaper that had a photo of her sitting behind a mic. She hadn't pictured herself in radio before, but there she was. Because of Sara and Teen Talk, the art of storytelling found her. Sara showed Diana, with a single photo, and powerful words that her future could be bigger than she could have imagined. Sara also showed Diana the impact of telling a story!
Diana participated with the Teen Talk program until she went off to college in 2001. During that time, she had the pleasure of talking to youth and adults in the community, and even got to interview Washington State Senator Patty Murray. After high school Diana attended Washington State University and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Communications with an emphasis in Broadcast Production and a minor in Sociology.
Storytelling can make such a difference in someone's life, and Diana is thankful to Sara Jean Green for taking the time to tell the story of youth creating and connecting, and immortalizing her first ever experience behind a mic in a newspaper.