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She Moved to Boise and Didn’t Know a Soul. Now, She’s Racked Up 29K Instagram Followers

September 11, 2018

This article was written by Christina Lords and published in the Idaho Statesman on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018. Read the original article here.


Boise was different. She could sense that as soon as she got on the plane for a job interview here.

All of her seatmates were cordial, nice, welcoming. People asked her questions. They genuinely wanted to know about curly haired, boisterous, tall, 34-year-old Diana DeJesus from West Palm Beach, Florida, and what brought her to Idaho.

“Everyone was always willing to ask questions and just … talk,” DeJesus said. “That is not common where I’m from in Florida, not common at all.”

Now, two years to the day after her interview for the University of Idaho’s assistant director of admissions for its law school, DeJesus is the one asking questions of Idaho residents.

For her day job, she asks recruits across the country to become Idaho Vandals through the law school. Read the full article at


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