Program Director/Law Clerk
Diana Cruz came to HEART LA as a client in 2018 and officially joined the team in 2020. Having experienced two wrongful evictions in Koreatown, she is committed to helping ensure that people are able to access and maintain their housing. She lives with a grumpy Siamese cat named Icarus and an energetic German Shepherd/American Pitbull Terrier mix named Ranger.
Prior to joining HEART, Diana worked in a variety of community engagement roles as a Student Affairs professional at Occidental College. She holds a B.S. in Sustainable Environmental Design with a focus on Participatory Urbanism from UC Davis (‘17). Since then, she has moved back home to continue learning, growing, and organizing with her neighbors. She is now a legal apprentice with HEART LA.