Diane Samuels received both her BFA and MFA from Carnegie Mellon University. She has as Diploma from Harvard University, Institute in Arts Administration. She is a Visual Artist who uses other people's words to create her work. She was on the Board of Directors for the Mattress Factory Museum until May 2011. She is on the Board of Directors for the City of Asylum/Pittsburgh and the National Catholic Center for Holocaust Education at Seton Hill University. As of 2013 she will begin a project working with the poetry of Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai.