Latino Diversity Leadership Council


The goal of the Latino DLC is to educate LatinX communities about the Democratic Party and encourage them to: 1) get engaged as volunteers, campaign operatives, candidates, voters, and policy advocates; 2) support the Democratic Party; and, 3) vote for Democratic candidates.

Meet Your DLC

Gabriel Maximillian Moreno | Vice Chair

Gabriel is an attorney at a non-profit legal service provider, KIND (Kids In Need of Defense). During his time there, he has continuously fought to see that children do not appear by themselves before the immigration court and they have an opportunity to seek immigration relief when it exists. Currently, his team is made up of lawyers throughout the United States tackling special programs that stemmed from the separation of families.

Born and raised in El Paso, Texas, Gabriel grew empathically towards fighting for what is right. Gabriel graduated from Texas A&M University in 2007, the University of Texas at El Paso in 2008, and obtained his Juris Doctor degree from the Massachusetts School of Law in 2012. During his time at Texas A&M University, Gabriel adopted the Aggie Code which states “[a]n Aggie does not lie, cheat or steal or tolerate those who do. He takes this code of conduct strongly.

After the 2016 election cycle, Gabriel took the “if not me, then who” approach in getting involved in his community in Maryland. He has participated in various campaigns and has seen several of those candidates win their elections. He currently serves as a member of the Howard County Democratic Central Committee.

Email: [email protected]

Tania Otero Martinez | Marketing Director

Tania Otero Martinez is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Maryland College Park as a Criminology Criminal Justice and Public Policy double major. She was previously the Finance Intern for the Maryland Democratic Party and is now a part of the Latino Diversity Leadership Council team as our Marketing Director.

Email: [email protected]

Juan Melgar | Secretary

Juan Melgar was raised in Frederick, Maryland. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Business Administration at Towson University. Through his background in on-campus collaborations with cultural student organizations, he built a passion for serving the Latino community and advocating for underrepresented groups in need. He also has experience as a District Intern at Maryland’s 2nd Congressional District Office and fulfilling the role of a Legislative Assistant at the Maryland General Assembly during the Session of 2019. Juan is currently a DC-based professional working at Leadership Connect as an Associate Content Manager.

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