Hello, I'm Diana Helmuth.

I am a writer, currently working on two books: "How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking and Hiking," at Mountaineers Press, and "50 Places to Practice Yoga Before You Die," at Abrams Books, both forthcoming in Fall 2021. I also have bylines at The Bold Italic and Adventure Journal. My article on San Francisco's tech-induced culture shift was named one of CurbedSF's Best Stories of 2019. and was an Editor's Pick at Longreads.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, I have helped numerous startups with operational growth, customer success, and thoughtful creation of first products. I am currently running knowledge management at the fintech startup Hatch. You can see my full business experience here.

I also produce The Storm Podcast headed by Joanna Robinson (Vanity Fair), Neil Miller (One Perfect Shot) and Dave Gonzales (Thrillist), and have seen it exceed 3.5 million listens.


I studied Cultural Anthropology at UC Berkeley and the American University in Cairo under multiple scholarships.

I have an obsession with empathy. You may have seen me dance.

You can read my blog, we can connect on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, or you can email me: helmuthdiana at gmail.com