Diane Komp, Professor Emeritus of Pediatrics, grew up in Brooklyn, New York and enjoyed Midwood High School’s scientific, musical, and art opportunities. She firmly believes that science and the arts are wired to enjoy a long, happy life together. After Houghton College and State University Downstate Medical Center, she practiced medicine in an academic setting, first at University of Virginia and since 1978 at Yale. Through all those years she has sung classical sacred music, most recently with Bethesda Lutheran Church’s music series. After retirement, she built an art studio and has exhibited widely, including an exhibition at the Koerner Center. In addition to her scientific publications, Diane has published nine books directed at a more general audience. In retirement, she has volunteered her time at Overseas Ministries Study Center, primarily as their Art Curator.