meet the founder
Cultivating a sustainable future in urban agriculture
Diana G. Dudas knows what it feels like to go to bed hungry as a child and not understand why. Now as a wife and mother to an adventurous 3 & 1/2 year old boy named Graham Oliver, she realizes how challenging it can be for people to feed their family especially if they are located in low-income/low-access communities.
Diana was born in the Philippines but was raised in southern California. She joined the military in December of 2001 and left home for basic training/boot camp a month after graduating from high school. She served on active duty for 6 years with the US ARMY as an Information Security Specialist and was medically-retired in 2008 as an E-5/SGT. After her military career, she earned her Bachelor’s of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Computer Information Systems and a Certificate in International Business from Georgia State University. She has over 19 years of cybersecurity experience working for organizations such as SunTrust Banks (now Truist), The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, EY, The Home Depot and Equifax in addition to the following industry certifications:
Certified Business Resilience IT Professional
Certified Business Resilience Manager
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
Check out her Leader interview with Roadtrip Nation where she shares how she got her start in Cybersecurity.
At present, Diana is a Senior Director at Equifax, a global data, analytics, and technology company in Atlanta. She takes pride in advising colleagues on cybersecurity governance, risk and compliance requirements while providing the best customer experience possible. In addition to her primary role, Diana is also a member of the employee resource network Black Organization for Leveraging Differences (BOLD) which supports community initiatives that positively impact financial inclusion and literacy as well as access to credit for people of color. She also serves as a regional committee leader for Equifax's Sustainability Network. Diana's corporate experience coupled with her passion to service food insecure communities by cultivating locally-sourced nutritious fruits, vegetables, herbs and fresh cut flowers within the metro Atlanta area makes her the perfect urban farmer and community partner.