About Dr. Diana

Dr. Diana Hawkins Manuelian

Dr. Diana holds degrees in Psychology and Technology from Harvard and MIT. As an educator and innovative business leader, Diana has a well-deserved reputation for achieving results and bringing people together. Diana currently serves on multiple boards to protect our environment and youth. Diana is an ardent supporter of conservation efforts and serves on the Atherton Environmental Programs Committee. You can read more about Diana in an interview that she did with Atherton Living magazine and in the Almanac here and here.

Some of Diana’s Aspirations & Dreams

I have been focused on achieving results and bringing people together throughout my life. I have lived in Atherton for 26 years and have both worked and raised my family here. My daughter recently returned to the area to attend Stanford. My youngest attends a local middle school—remotely for the foreseeable future. We are all working to address new health concerns related to the pandemic and navigate what feels like too many worrisome events, such as the forest fires that are currently raging in our area.

As a new member to the Atherton City Council, I want to help address long term solutions to these and many other issues and help make certain Atherton remains a wonderful, secure and serene place to live.

I envision a better tomorrow, when we can gather without our masks, in our lovely new Town Center which features as open space that will allow us to come together to connect and build community.

Diana’s News

We thank Mayor DeGolia for his endorsement

We want to thank Atherton Mayor Rick DeGolia for his endorsement of Diana Hawkins-Manuelian. While by virtue of putting herself on the ballot, Diana is “challenging” the two incumbents, as Angela Swartz of the Almanac describes it. In fact, Diana has stepped up in light of the issues the town faces to offer

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A timely interview

When I was first asked if I would like to be interviewed for an issue of Atherton Living, I thought it would be a fun thing and accepted readily.  Then, the more I thought about it, the more I realized that I had a lot to say.  At that time, I had already

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Diana’s Candidate Statement

I am running for the Council because I want to do my part to provide: fair, responsible, and transparent government. I am not a politician but instead a concerned citizen who would like to provide a voice of reason, cooperation and direction. We must address the issues that relate to our community with

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