Hello my name is Diana Garcia! I still kind of giggle when I say that, being that I recently married my boyfriend of 11 years and just changed my name. I have worked for Amata for about 5 years and it has been an adventure. Having the opportunity to work at all 6 centers has given me a chance to meet and work closely with many cool and interesting people. In my search for a career, I wanted to find a place that was not only fun during business hours but that felt like a family with people I would like to have a few drinks with after work. Amata has become my 2nd home.
I also love to travel. I studied abroad in Paris, France while in college and had the opportunity to visit many beautiful cities in Europe. I have been to Barcelona, Monaco, Amsterdam just to name a few and cannot wait to add more places to my list. My winter hobbies include knitting, hanging out watching movies with my husband and spending time with my family. While my summer hobbies include going to the beach, hanging out with my extended family and planning my church’s four day carnival that takes place in August every year! It is a lot of work but it’s also lots of fun and I love seeing my community come together for it.
Born and raised in Chicago, I currently live in the McKinley Park neighborhood with my husband and our 2 turtles Godzilla and Minilla. You can catch me most Sundays having lunch with my family, chatting about our week & running around the house with the new babies of our growing Familia.