Diana Roberts

Diana Roberts

Professor and Regional Extension Specialist at Washington State University

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14204 NE Salmon Creek Ave, Vancouver, Washington, United States
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Diana Roberts - Association of Natural Resource Extension Professionals

Diana Roberts
Regional Extension Specialist Washington State University

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Diana Roberts | Advisory Council
Diana Roberts spends most of her days flip-flopping between the left-brain demands of her job as a scientist and the right-brain processes that drive her avocation as an animal lover, artist, outdoorswoman, and haphazard gardener. Diana uses her PhD in agronomy (agriculture) as an Extension Educator for Washington State University, working primarily with grain farmers. Growing up in the remote mountains of Zimbabwe, Diana learned gardening from her mother, who raised luscious vegetables and over 25 types of fruit for the family. Diana gained her conservation ethic from her forester father, while their dogs and horses taught her the value of their love and companionship. The past 20 years, Diana has shared that animal love with others as her 3 dogs and 2 of her cats have qualified and served as therapy partners. Currently, she and her Shelter Treasure dogs, Murungu and Rufaro, volunteer with hospice patients - many of whom have no family nearby or on the planet. Diana paints watercolors that show the human-animal bond formed during their interactions. "I find that demonstrating compassion for another being is the surest way to expand my soul," says Diana, who is also an ardent advocate for the vegan lifestyle. "It's better for human health, better for sustaining the planet, and way, way better for farmed animals," she adds. Diana and her dogs rejuvenate with frequent hiking trips to the mountains. The trio also skijor together in winter and test the flotation limits of their paddle board in the summer. Their cat, Nyuchi, sometimes rides in her backpack, though other times he prefers playing brain games or perfecting his ability to swear in Latin.

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