Job Responsibilities:

I am part of FNA’s senior management, which involves strategic planning and contributing to operational decisions. I oversee a staff of two. I am responsible for our webpage, developing an intranet, social media planning and content and press releases.

About your Organization

I love working for this nonprofit. FNA does so much good in our community with educational, behavioral health and community services. I’m very proud to be a part of telling our story.

Hometown: Fairbanks


All earned from University of Alaska Fairbanks:

  • Master’s Degree in Professional Communications (emphasis in science communication) (2017)
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism (1993)
  • Associates Degree in Office Professions (1991)

How does membership in PRSA assisted you?

I’ve really enjoyed learning from other people who do the work I do. For instance. DOT Northern Region gave a presentation about how they did a low budget and honest media campaign that reached their intended audience and won an award. Leona Long gave a presentation about her Silver Anvil Award process which gave me a few tips.

PRSA also offers fantastic trainings, which moved me ahead in my skill set. I enjoyed the video production on a smartphone class immensely and it gave me the courage to plunge into video.

I also liked the crisis communication track of CommEx 2019. I had never been to CommEx before and I met a couple of great people who I still communicate with. Looking forward to the next one.

Thoughts on PRSA Alaska Volunteering

I might be interested in offering professional development on communication basics, science comm or diversity.

About the Photo

Diana is pictured aboard the R/V Sikuliaq (pronounced see-KOO-lee-auk), a 261-foot oceanographic research ship capable of bringing scientists to the ice-choked waters of Alaska and the polar regions. Sikuliaq is home ported in Seward, owned by the National Science Foundation, and operated by the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, as part of the U.S. academic research fleet.