Diane Ojeda is a first-generation Mexican American born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley. Raised by her grandmother, Diane grew up in an intergenerational home and is the oldest of 4 siblings.
At a young age, Diane’s dad affirmed the value of community and caring for the land as a responsibility. This affirmation would later inform Diane’s commitment and desire for communal practices that center intergenerational healing for marginalized identities and how health, education, and environmental disparities exacerbate communities' opportunity to heal.
At ActiveSGV, Diane connects directly with youth, parents, and families in the SGV through conversations of sustainability practices, food access, and environmental inequities. Diane loves tending to gardens, finding quiet parks and going for walks with their nieces.