Diana (pronounced De-ahna) is the Director of Leadership Programs at Equality Federation, the strategic partner to state-based organizations working to win equality in the communities we call home. She works in partnership with our state-based members to enhance the effectiveness of organizations and leaders to win equality in all 50 states.
Diana brings two decades of developing social change leaders in education, activism, and electoral politics. She is always seeking to use liberatory pedagogy to active passion and skillful change on all levels of our systems. Diana brings the joy and complexity of being both bisexual and a mixed Chicana to her work as a facilitator for individual and organizational growth.
For the past decade, she has consulted with organizations and individuals to integrate an intersectional lens to strengthen the work they are doing. Additionally, she served in the Vermont House of Representatives from 2014-2020 and is proud to have passed a single-occupancy bathroom access bill during her tenure.
A graduate of Western Washington University, she received her Masters in Conflict Transformation from the SIT graduate institute, and may one day finish her doctoral dissertation on facilitating for social justice. Diana grew up in Southern California and now lives in Vermont with her spouse and two children.
Location: Winooski, Vermont
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