Minerva Diaz was a painter with DC-9, an HVAC engineer at Disney ABC, and a road-producer in the auto-industry until its collapse in 2008, which led her to pursue her passion of being an artist. It all started when then Senator Obama signed her work. Now, she has a growing collection signed by other influential individuals. Her work is permanently displayed at the Rosa Parks School and the Atomic-Bomb Museum in Nagasaki, Japan. It has also been published and featured at multiple UN summits. Minerva currently manages the Dwyer Cultural Center in Harlem, where she continues to tell stories through her work.