Susan Diamond grew up on a farm and became one of the nation's top 4-H club members. Her family, in all branches, were many generations in North America. She holds a Ph.D in Educational Psychology and a Masters degree in Art History. She has been a climate advocate for over 30 years. She has served on a number of civic and community boards; now retired, she practices philanthropy, history and continues her work to reverse the human caused global emergency.