LatinoLEAD is a nonprofit organization of Latinx leaders across all sectors who join together to create innovative strategies to drive and define policies and perceptions that advance Latinx collective influence, success, and power.
Irma is an immigrant from Culiacán, México. At the age of nine, her family emigrated to St. James, a small rural farm town in Southern Minnesota. She is a proud DREAMer and Deferred Action (DACA) recipient. She’s passionate about the advancement of Latinx in the state of Minnesota and believes in the opportunity that Minnesota has to ensure this continues to be a great home for the Latinx community.
Irma has over 10 years of experience serving in the areas of community organizing, policy and political campaign work, immigration and employment law, nonprofit, and education. Most recently, she served as director of talent at Hiawatha Academies, a high-performing school network, during a phase of significant growth and expansion.
Irma holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Gustavus Adolphus College. In addition, she currently serves as President of the board of directors of Immigrant Law of Center of Minnesota (ILCM), a nonprofit that provides immigration legal assistance to low-income immigrants and refugees in Minnesota.
Irma Márquez Trapero serves on the Board of Trustees