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Diana Kimball

Diana Kimball


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Diana's work combines: Technology, Music, and Communicating / Sharing Stories

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Day In The Life

Senior Community Manager

I lead a team that supports creators in finding their audience.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    History, General

    Harvard University

  • Graduate Degree

    Business Administration and Management, General

    Harvard University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Media Programming Directors:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: History and Philosophy of Science and Technology

Graduate Degree: Sports Communication

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Loved reading books and wanted to be a novelist.

  • 2.

    Fell in love with the internet as a teenager.

  • 3.

    Studied history in college because it was full of stories.

  • 4.

    Realized that technology was the future and something I'd always loved.

  • 5.

    Worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft because it was the most technical role I could find.

  • 6.

    Went to Harvard Business School to broaden and deepen my skills.

  • 7.

    Took an internship at an internet startup and loved it.

  • 8.

    Moved to Berlin to work at the intersection of technology and creativity.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Teachers:

    You should get a Ph.D. in History.

  • How I responded:

    When one of my professors encouraged me to pursue a Ph.D. in his field, I started to worry that he would be disappointed if I chose another path. Eventually, I realized that I could take his encouragement as a compliment without following his advice. Just because he saw a bit of himself in me didn't mean I needed to take the same road he did.