Diana Martinez Quintana is an advocate for immigrant and climate justice from Kansas City, MO/KS. Diana is currently a policy entrepreneur at Next100 whose work focuses on strengthening the U.S. immigration system so that climate migrants are met with safety and dignity. Diana comes to her work with an extensive community and labor rights organizing background. She first became politically active in 2010 as an Undocumented youth in the Dream Act movement. In 2020, Diana became a first-generation college graduate from Prescott College where she finished her Bachelor’s and Master’s of Business Administration in Sustainability Leadership.

Diana Martinez Quintana is developing a proposal to reduce the disproportionate climate risks faced by undocumented immigrant communities by examining how federal agencies could improve the design of disaster relief programs to ensure that benefits are available to all.

By Diana Martinez Quintana