Mrs. Conner is the Community Outreach Coordinator and member of the Chester Environmental Partnership. She has been passionately involved in the fight for environmental awareness issues since her youth. Born and raised in the City of Chester and having lived on W. 2nd Street, she was able to observe, firsthand, many of the serious issues that negatively impact a community dealing with environmental justice issues. As a youth, she can remember marching from Chester to the Media Courthouse with a group of residents pushing a casket to raise awareness about environmental justice issues. The awareness that her parents fostered in her youth played a pivotal role in keeping her actively involved in the continual fight for environmental justice. Mrs. Conner has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Messiah College, Grantham, PA and Masters of Arts Degree in Educational Leadership, Principal K-12 and Curriculum Supervision from Saint Joseph’s University, Philadelphia, PA.
She continues to serve her community as an Elementary School Principal, teacher and mentor. Dietra believes that education and environmental awareness from youth is essential to continuing the fight to protect our environment, hold those accountable who harm it, and raise up a more environmentally conscious society. Mrs. Conner and her husband, Bruce, have three children.