Diana Torres-Valverde


Diana Torres

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.


Coming Out of the Shadows

Many eligible undocumented immigrants aren’t seeking deportation relief.

The Visa Curse

Thousands of legal U.S. immigrants are stuck choosing between living here with their spouses or staying behind and pursuing their careers.

It Takes a Mentor

I paid less than $10,000 to earn my college degree from a top-ranked school.

The Other Immigrant Youth Crisis

Some Republicans want to end an Obama directive that lets undocumented teens and young adults temporarily work, study, and live legally in the United States.
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