Diane Cohen Schneider put her education (BA in economics from Brandeis University and MBA in finance from Northwestern) to use as an institutional equity salesperson for brokerage firms in Chicago and then New York. After she left Wall Street, her interest shifted to personal finance and advancing financial literacy. She also used her experiences as a woman working on Wall Street during the macho and chaotic 1980s to write her first novel, Andrea Hoffman Goes All In, published in 2022. In 2021, after thirty-three years in Connecticut, Diane and her husband moved to Santa Fe. In addition to enjoying all the cultural and outdoor activities Santa Fe has to offer, she is an active volunteer for the Santa Fe Friends of the Library.

“My pets have always brought love and joy into my life, but what most impresses me about the Espanola Humane is that it’s not only an organization that serves the needs of individual animals, but through preventive medicine, outreach, and education, it enhances the lives of the entire community it serves.”