Diana Y Salas

Senior Director Community Engagement Programs, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health

Diana Y Salas serves as the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs for National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. She has nearly 15 years of experience as an organizer, advocate, researcher and manager.  She was born in Ecuador and raised in NYC, and works to be in service of movements that center strong grassroots leadership of women of color, particularly immigrants and Latinas. Most recently, Diana served as the co-director for Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE) where she helped provide strategic direction during the organizational transition period as well as co-created its organizing and leadership development model. As a facilitator, she trains leaders and volunteers, mainly immigrant Latinas, in civic and voter engagement, organizing, and leadership skills.

Diana is currently writing her dissertation and holds a Master in Science in Public Policy from the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston (UMB). She also holds a Master in Public Administration from Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at NYU, and a BA from Queens College.