As director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at the Energy Foundation, Adrianna Quintero works to develop, foster, and sustain a diverse workplace with equity and inclusion as core values.
A nationally recognized expert on strategic power-building, sustainability, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, Quintero most recently served as director of partner & community engagement at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). In 2007, Quintero also founded and, for a decade, served as executive director of Voces Verdes, a national coalition of Latino business, health, community, and cultural leaders, advocates, and organizations calling for action on clean energy and climate, and one of the first organizations dedicated to building leadership among Latinos and Latinas on sustainability. She began her career at NRDC as an attorney litigating cases on pesticides, toxics, drinking water, and air quality.
I [took advantage of] a lot of the low-hanging fruit, making sure that the windows had the fittings and that all of our light bulbs were efficient... Any chance I get, I talk to anybody and everybody about how important it is and take action to tell my leaders how I feel and how important this is for me and for my family.