Gretchen Sierra-Zorita is a public policy and communications consultant. In her time as a government official, activist, and writer, she has focused her work on Hispanic and Puerto Rican issues.
Gretchen has brought attention in Washington DC to issues affecting Puerto Ricans on both the island and the mainland. She is a member of the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda Puerto Rico Working Group; a founding member of the National Puerto Rican Agenda – a national coalition of Puerto Rican leaders and organizations focusing on the economic crisis; creator of Puerto Rico en Serio – a non-partisan social media page which focuses on issues relevant to Puerto Rico and the diaspora; and one of the founders of Parranda Puerto Rico – a platform which unifies the diaspora and the Puerto Rican people.
In addition to Puerto Rico advocacy work, Sierra-Zorita handles media diversity issues for the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The NHFA promotes the participation of Latinos in the entertainment industry. Within this framework, she focuses on initiatives to promote Latino representation in printed and televised news.
Sierra-Zorita was an event speaker at the Dialogue.