Diana Torres-Valverde is the New Mexico Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She graduated cum laude from Amherst College with a double major in Latin American History and Black Studies. Her study of Latin American revolutions and black people’s struggle for equal rights in the United States and throughout the world instilled within her a commitment to social justice work.
This led her to work as a community organizer in an immigrant community in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While there she fought alongside immigrant women to fund adult education classes, defend undocumented immigrants right to driver’s licenses, and maintain college scholarships for New Mexico high school graduates. Her community organizing background now inspires her work at IPS, where she is especially interested in immigrant and women rights issues.