Lamarana Diallo was born in Conakry, Guinea and raised in the central district of Seattle, Washington. Born to both Guinean parents, Lamarana was the first in his immediate family to attend college. Majored in Business Administration at the University of Washington and currently working for Quality Food Center. Upon moving to Seattle at the age of 11 he attended Bilingual Orientation Center in order to acclimate to his environment. He Attended Aki Kurose middle school and Rainier Beach High School. While at Rainier Beach High School he went through the Upward Bound tutoring program where he saw firsthand how the program was run. Along with the after school program he was also able to attend summer classes at Seattle University.
While working for Quality Food Center, Lamarana Diallo is an integral part of the team and he helps provide financial support to merchandising team. Communicate financial expectations and results of strategic company initiatives to multiple levels within the organization. Provide leadership to implement programs that support customers and associates alike.
Currently Lamarana is also part of the Sankofa Tutoring Program at Franklin High School. The Sankofa Tutoring System encourages and helps these youth focus more on math and science subjects while also helping them out with their class work. Lamarana is an avid Washington huskies fan. He enjoys watching and playing both soccer and basketball when the time and his knees allows for it.