Nadia Diaz Funn is executive director of the Alliance for a Better Community, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote economic prosperity of the Latino community and the Los Angeles region, inclusive of an improved quality of life for Latinos in education, health and civic participation. Born and raised in unincorporated East Los Angeles, she attended local Catholic and public schools wherein her passion for learning and desire for social justice was seeded and nurtured by great teachers, counselors, coaches and principals. Through the support of her community and hard work of her parents, she was one of the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. Her experiences as a first generation Latina college student were foundational in her life’s work as an advocate for high quality public education. Nadia currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Kyle, and two young sons, Aidan and Evan.