Amanda is a journalist specializing in strategic communications. Her main passion in life is protecting the environment whether that means minimizing her own footprint or working on a broader scale to protect wildlife, the oceans, and other bodies of water. She started as a volunteer with Project Baseline in 2015 and became our director of communications not long thereafter where she promotes the work of our global network of teams and collaboration missions by developing print and online media. Amanda also works for Global Underwater Explorers (GUE) where she leads content creation efforts, markets their diver training programs, and helps to foster the close and ongoing relationship between GUE and Project Baseline. Amanda became one of GUE’s earliest Recreational Level-1 certified divers in 2016 and looks forward to a long career as a diving conservationist.
Diana holds a bachelor's degree in psychology and a master's degree in education law. She’s been an avid scuba diver since 2002 and joined the Project Baseline staff in 2019 to help develop funding opportunities and build and manage the website. Diana is also part of the GlobalSubDive (GSD) crew, one of Project Baseline’s corporate sponsors, where part of her work involves helping to develop collaborative mission opportunities for Project Baseline that leverage GSD’s vessels and submersible resources. In her spare time, she is a self-help book author who is passionate about helping people with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) achieve balance, control, and acquire valuable life-building skills through scuba diving. She is the proud mother of two wonderful human boys and three dogs.