With more than 10 years of non-profit management experience and a lifelong commitment to equity in education, Dodge leads the efforts of Oakland’s East Bay College Fund, which helps resilient public high school students, under-represented in higher education, graduate from college and expand their life opportunities.
Dodge had previously served seven years as Executive Director at Seven Tepees in San Francisco, a program dedicated to impacting the lives of promising inner-city youth. While there, she strategically led the growth of Seven Tepees from a small non-profit into a model youth development program. Dodge taught in urban middle and high schools in California for 17 years and led projects to empower all youth with the belief that they could attend college. During her career, Diane developed several unique college access programs for first-generation college students.
She earned her B.A. in English and communications from Biola University in the Los Angeles area.