Diane Papan grew up in San Mateo County and is a long-time civic leader in San Mateo. As Chair of Baywood School’s Site Council, President of Baywood Neighborhood Association, and Second Vice-President of San Mateo United Homeowners, Papan has successfully engaged her neighbors and the public in improving local schools and the community’s services.
A graduate of UCLA, Papan received her law degree from Hastings Law School. Her legal practice specializes in representing small businesses and commercial clients. She is also a Director of John’s Closet, a Peninsula nonprofit that has provided new clothes and essential items to over 15,000 school age children and young adults. She and her husband Dan live in the Baywood neighborhood with their 9-year-old daughter who attends local public school.