Diana Raiselis is a research fellow in residence with the Berlin Clubcommission and VibeLab, as a 2019-20 German Chancellor Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. Her work focuses on how nightlife culture contributes to sustainable cities, and particularly how collaboration between public, private, and civil society actors can support thriving nightlife.

Previously, Diana has designed and facilitated civic and leadership development programs for nonprofits in Chicago and California, and developed new plays as a director and producer in Chicago’s vibrant theater scene. She holds a degree in Theater & Civic Engagement from Northwestern University, and has also completed fellowships with Steppenwolf Theater Company (Chicago) and the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs (Los Angeles). She is a founding member of the Los Angeles Nightlife Alliance.