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A former Philly girl, Diane earned a PhD from Temple University in 1984. In retirement from international public health, she shifted gears to self-taught family historian. Her work has appeared in Rappler, NYC Tenement Museum, Wing Luke Museum, FANHS Stockton Museum, Filipino American National Historical Society Journal, Peace Corps Worldwide, and more. Diane lives in Seattle with her husband, Paul Lewis, and has no dog. A FILIPINO RASCAL is her pending debut historical biography.        

  • Practicing TM and yoga

  • Eating the best Mother Earth offers

  • Traveling with Paul to share Denis' story

AUGUST 2022

  • He Came With Manlapit 1910-1913. FANHS 19th Biennial Conference, Seattle University, Seattle.

  • Excerpt from my MS on my Filipino father when he was 4YO during 1898 Spanish-American War in Manila. PNW Fil-Am Writers Reading, FANHS 19th Biennial Conference, Seattle University, Seattle.

  • Follow The Evidence. Workshop on recording family history. FANHS 19th Biennial Conference, Seattle University, Seattle.

OCTOBER 2019 

  • Early Filipinos in Philadelphia. Temple University History Department, Philadelphia, PA.

  • Early Filipinos in Philadelphia. (for Del S. Placides). Temple University History Department, Philadelphia.

JULY 2018 

Family History Research Methods 101 Workshop. Filipino American National Historical Society (FANHS) 17th Biennial Conference, Chicago.

 

FEBRUARY 2018 
Family History Research Methods 101. FANHS Seattle.

OCTOBER 2017 
The Story of an Alaskero From Kodiak. Tundra Vision Lecture Series, Mountain View Library, Anchorage, AK.

 

SEPTEMBER 2017 
1915 Alaskero in Larsen Bay. NW Salmon Canners Association, Seattle.

 

SEPTEMBER 2016 
Chapter 1 Manila. Artist Trust Literary EDGE, Non-Fiction, Wheeler Theater, Port Townsend, WA.

 

JUNE 2016 

From the Roots of Three Pre-1900 Manongs. FANHS 16th Biennial Conference, CUNY, NYC.

 

APRIL 2016
Chapter 1. “Stories from the Babaylan” Pinoy Words Expressed Kultura Arts (PWEKA), Seattle University.

 

JANUARY 2016
Chapter 1. FANHS Thank God I'm Filipino (TGIF). and PWEKA, Seattle, WA. 

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