Founder & Director, Voces Verdes
Director of Partner Engagement, NRDC
ADRIANNA QUINTERO is the Director of Partner Engagement for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Executive Director of Voces Verdes.
Adrianna started as an attorney in NRDC’s Environment and Health program litigating working on pesticides, toxic chemicals and safe drinking water, clean air, environmental justice, and US-Mexico border issues. She currently runs NRDC’s partner outreach and engagement efforts.
Adrianna launched NRDC’s Latino outreach efforts in 2004 with the report, “Hidden Danger, Environmental Health Threats in the Latino Community,” which highlighted how environmental pollution impacts U.S. Latinos. In 2011, Adrianna updated her research with an emphasis on air pollution in “U.S. Latinos and Air Pollution: A Call to Action.”
Adrianna founded and leads Voces, a national coalition of Latino business, health, community leaders and organizations representing millions of Latinos, joined together to advocate for action on climate change and the development of our country’s renewable, clean energy sources. This effort engages key Latino stakeholders to create a national echo-chamber of political, policy and cultural influentials to weigh in alongside decision-makers in support of climate action.
Whether advocating for human rights at Amnesty International, for women at the National Organization for Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund, as a public defender, or as an environmental advocate, Adrianna recognizes the importance and strength of working in partnership, engaging diverse voices and broadening networks to achieve the best outcomes.
Directora de Voces Verdes y Directora de Asociaciones, NRDC (Consejo para la Defensa de Recursos Naturales)
Adrianna Quintero fundo y dirige Voces Verdes y el equipo de asociaciones para el Natural Resources Defense Council (Consejo para la Defensa de Recursos Naturales) el cual trabaja para incluir una gama diversa de personas y comunidades sobre temas ambientales. Adrianna comenzó como abogada con NRDC trabajando en cuestiones relativas al agua potable, pesticidas y sustancias tóxicas en el aire.
Before joining Voces Verdes, Pam did development and community outreach for The Salvation Army of Gainesville, FL. During her tenure at The Salvation Army she re-established their partnership with The United Way of North Florida and helped secured grant funding for various social services projects. She has worked for numerous campaigns in Florida, including the 2008 Obama campaign, Kosmas for Congress, and on Mayor Alvin Brown's successful campaign in Jacksonville, Florida.
Pamela graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Political Science in 2009 and has done graduate work in political science, focused on public policy and communications, at the University of Florida. She is an avid college football enthusiast and lives with her husband in Washington, DC.
Andrea was born in Santiago, Chile, and moved to Miami when she was nine years old, two very different regions, one boasting the Patagonia and the other the Everglades. In both places she gained an appreciation for the beauty and importance of preserving our environment and found the passion to connect these efforts to the broader goal of fostering healthy and vibrant communities.
Before joining Voces Verdes, she graduated from Davidson College with a degree in Latin American Studies. During her first year out of college she lived in Merida, Mexico, where she worked on sustainable development projects for Fundación Haciendas del Mundo Maya. When she moved back to the United States she worked on crisis communications around women’s healthcare issues, with a particular focus on Latino communities. In September she will begin Fletcher’s Masters in Law & Diplomacy program at Tufts University where she will focus her work on climate change policy.