Zoraima Díaz-Pineda serves as the Director of Policy, Impact, and Innovation at cdcb | come dream. come build., in the southernmost stretch of the U.S.- Mexico frontera. As a practitioner, researcher, policy analyst, collaborative thought partner, and advocate, Zoraima is committed to creating opportunities for low- and moderate-income households and women of color in small communities and rural areas to build financial health and wealth. She applies a gender and racial equity solution-focused approach to develop innovative financial products, services, and policies and drive investment into Community Development Financial Institutions working in persistent poverty counties, small cities, rural areas, and colonias.
Zoraima has a master’s degree in social policy from Brandeis University, a master’s in public affairs from the University of Texas at Austin, and a bachelor’s degree in government and Mexican American studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been active on boards and with organizations in her community, including the TEDx Women Empowerment Steering Committee, the Congressional Financial Education Summit, and Rio Grande Valley Multibank.