B.A., Amherst College
Diana “Dina” Cruz serves as Legal Aid’s Senior Intake Coordinator supporting the Intake and Pro Bono Programs. She manages the intake phone lines and ensures that callers and applicants are connected with the resources they need. She also serves on the D.C. Consortium’s Service and Transportation Delivery taskforce. Dina initially joined Legal Aid as a Legal Assistant/Intake Coordinator in September 2017.
Prior to coming to Legal Aid, Dina worked at Alley Cat Allies, a nonprofit animal advocacy organization. In her position as Outreach and National Cat Help Desk Specialist, Dina assisted callers nationwide through creative problem-solving and connections to local resources.
In her free time, she volunteers at citizenship clinics to help legal permanent residents complete their applications for naturalization. Dina is proficient in Spanish.