Diane R. Pagen has been a social worker for New York City and a social policy analyst and writer for ten years. Diane was born in Queens, New York and has lived in New York; San Juan, Puerto Rico; and Seville, Spain. She has been a social worker in the city and in the country. She co-wrote The Adventures of Carrie Giver: The Cost of Caring with the brilliant welfare rights activist Theresa Funiciello in 2007. Diane is a founding member of Basic Income Action and working to build the Basic Income Movement with other Basic Income believers. She is currently writing about the diversion of welfare block grants away from low-income people, and meeting with people who are interested in stopping the systematic dismantling of the U.S. safety net. She has a BA in Languages from the Universidad de Puerto Rico and an Master of Social Work from Fordham University. In her spare time she reads, spends time with her family, writes, gardens and stays in touch with all the wonderful people she has met being a social worker.