Dinahlee Peña

Dinahlee Peña

Bronx, NY
Hunter College '19

Dinahlee Peña comes to Pittsburgh by way of Bronx, NY. Dinahlee received her degree in English Literature with a minor in Geography from Hunter College. Prior to joining PULSE, Dinahlee worked closely with immigrant communities in New York, providing assistance at citizenship application workshops and providing verbal interpretation for immigration attorneys and applicants on the path of naturalization. She has lobbied in Albany to speak with legislators and advocate for the importance of Census 2020 funding and outreach for community-based organizations in hard-to-reach communities. She has also led digital campaigns to raise awareness and encourage census participation, particularly within the immigrant community and underage populations, who are the most prone to be undercounted. Dinahlee is passionate about intercultural/international relations, racial equality, and immigrant rights. Her hobbies include writing, traveling, and studying Portuguese.