Diquan was born in Southern New Jersey and moved to North Carolina as a teenager. After receiving his undergraduate degree from NC State University in Sport Management, Diquan is currently pursuing his Master’s degree in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management, also from NC State. His research seeks to better understand African-American outdoor recreation participants. Additionally, through his graduate research assistantship program, Diquan works for the North Carolina Recreation and Park Association (NCRPA) as the Community Health and Wellness Research Assistant. At NCRPA, he helps to distribute wellness information to recreation and park agencies throughout the state of North Carolina. Through working in the field of Leisure Sciences, Diquan is able to pursue his passion of promoting the equitable use of parks to achieve healthy outcomes. In his free time, you’ll likely find Diquan spending time outdoors, or cheering on his favorite Philadelphia sports teams.