Dianne is from Corning, NY (The Crystal City) but has lived in a total of 7 states throughout her interesting and diverse career, including short stints in England and Germany. Her two favorite American cities are San Francisco, where she used to live, and New York, where she currently resides. She loves to travel, meet new people, learn and absorb the best of other cultures, and be outdoors. She earned a B.S. in International Business and Marketing and an M.S. in Packaging Science from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), as well as an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University in the City of New York. She started her own consulting practice a few years ago and enjoys helping companies develop and launch new products mainly from the packaging perspective. She is as passionate about reuse and recycling as she is about optimal design that minimizes waste from the get-go.