Diana Lugo-Martinez

Movement Building Director, Forward Together

Diana is the Movement Building Director of Forward Together, working from Yonkers, New York. As the Movement Building Director, Diana advances efforts to build, expand and engage in effective, collaborative movements, including working with over 200 organizations in the Strong Families network. Diana brings 15 years of experience in civic engagement, politics, academia and leadership development on a variety of social justice areas. Prior to joining Forward Together, Diana was the Senior Director of Community Engagement Programs at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH), where she managed the Community Mobilization department. She previously served as an administrator at New York University, and has also served as an adjunct at the school’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, teaching service-learning courses on civic engagement and women’s movements on sexual and reproductive health in the Caribbean and Latin America. Diana holds an MPA in Health Policy and Management and an MS in Global Affairs.

When not building with movement folks, you can find Diana reading about reproductive justice, race and class while drinking café, or hanging out with her familia, also while drinking café.