Dianne is a community organizer with over 15 years of experience driving social change. From directing internal organizing field programs to founding statewide organizations, Dianne’s career has been defined by her commitment to building intersectional, equitable, and inclusive movements and shifting the balance of power to create real positive change for poor people of color. She partnered with influential leaders like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Bernie Sanders on legislative initiatives for Affordable Housing and Just Transition. In her free time, Dianne reads graphic novels and spoils her black lab.

Dianne’s journey began with a B.A. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, laying the foundation for her impactful career. She has since led initiatives at organizations like SEIU 775 and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, the Center for Popular Democracy, and CA Common Good, demonstrating her expertise in program development, policy advocacy, coalition building, strategic campaigns, and grassroots organizing.