Diana has 10 years of experience as a lobbyist advocating in the areas of education, water and local government issues. In this role she provides analysis and advice on legislation that impacts municipalities for her clients. She is responsible for coalition building and resource identification that has successfully lead to bringing major community development projects to fruition. Some of the projects Diana has worked on include: Yvonne Burke/Ham Park for the City of Lynwood, Linear Park for the City of Lynwood, Maywood Riverfront Park, Clare Street Project City of Cudahy and Raul R. Perez Park Project City of Huntington Park.
Rodriguez has been instrumental in advancing issues such as obtaining state funding to address infrastructure needs, municipal water testing, contamination issues and identifying vital resources for local municipalities. Rodriguez has focused on legislative policy advocacy in the areas of education, social services, environmental and transportation in order to identify key policies that will benefit the underserved communities.
Diana currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Hispanas Organized for Political Equality‐Political Action Committee (HOPEPAC), a non-partisan organization committed to promoting and advancing qualified Latinas for elected office at the local and state level. As a member Rodriguez has worked on several campaigns at multiple levels of government. Diana is also a current member of the Long Beach Women’s Business Council and serves as the Government Affairs representative at the Government Affairs Council for the Long Beach Chamber of Commerce. She has served on several other Boards, including The Neighborhood Land Trust, Hispanas Organized for Political Equality (HOPE). Rodriguez has also served as a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles Affordable Housing Department from 2004 to 2006.
Diana is a recent recipient of the Regional Hispanic Institute Mujeres Del Año Lobbyist of the year (2013). She continues to be involved with local and national issues that affect the Latino Community.
Rodriguez is a graduate of California State University Los Angeles with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and a Juris Doctorate from University of West Los Angeles School of Law. She is also a graduate of the HOPE Leadership Institute class of 2003.