Deanna (Rascal) Zachary



Deanna has been a bus driver, a radio talk show host, a flower arranger, a Congressional aide, and she almost became a Catholic nun.  Now she is the Interim Co Director of The Diversity Center, the LGBTQ+ Center for Santa Cruz County. She began studying NVC in 2010 and cannot imagine living a day without it. She uses it every day– all day in her work and her personal life. She has a B.A. from UC Santa Cruz in politics, and a M.A. in political science from UC San Diego. When she’s not working, she’s playing word games, walking on Westcliff, or planning to meditate.

Contact Deanna: 831-588 9704 or