Ms. Diana Correa-Cintron has close to 30 years experience in public interest law, program development, fundraising, external relations and coaching/counseling. She was a former criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society, Director of the Latino Prisoner’s Project under the auspices of the Correctional Association (a prisoner’s rights advocacy organization) and Director of Policy for the ACLU’s Minors Rights Project.
Soon thereafter she held the position of Senior Policy Analyst for Latino Commission on AIDS and then became Assistant Director for the Center for Public Interest Law at Columbia University School of Law. At the end of her tenure at Columbia University she was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to research the conditions of confinement of Latin American Women incarcerated in Spain living in both Onati and Madrid.
Upon her return from Spain she briefly worked as a consultant for Columbia’s Law School Office of Admissions but soon thereafter moved to Miami where she held the position of Associate Director for Corporate and Foundation Relations at Florida International University. Just prior to returning to New York she worked as a consultant for Kaplan Test Prep and Admissions where she worked closely with prospective law school applicants helping them prepare personal statements for law school applications.
Upon her return to New York City, she held the position of Northeast Regional Director for Hispanics in Philanthropy, and then Deputy Director for the North Star Fund (a community foundation that funded grassroots non-profits) before starting-up her own consulting firm Yellow Brick Road Group, Inc. where she provides a range of services including but not limited to development/fundraising, grant writing, external relations, speech writing and coaching/counseling, one of her primary clients - the Bronx Children’s Museum.
Ms. Correa-Cintron has also served on several boards including but not limited to Harlem Dowling Westside Center for Children and Family Services (foster care and adoption), Public Interest Law Foundation/Columbia University School of Law but most notably Latino Justice/PRLDEF a leading civil rights organization serving the legal and civil rights of Latinos both regionally and nationally where she is Chair of the Education Committee. She is married to Dr. Luis Cintron and has two children Andres and Diego.