Our members reflect a wide diversity in thought, experience and expertise – enriching each of us individually and strengthening us collectively.
Irma Márquez Trapero
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 with 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.
Ryan Mulso serves as a crucial link to our membership. He facilitates and coordinates LatinoLEAD’s workgroups, action teams and programs. He also leads on developing LatinoLEAD's processes and systems to support members, partners, and volunteers.
Ryan is a second generation Latino and a former educator. He was formerly an outreach director and national training associate for Educators 4 Excellence (E4E). Ryan started working for E4E in 2014 and was instrumental in the nonprofit’s growth and program development.
He has experience and success in developing leadership programs at the national level. He built from scratch an online curriculum resource for 35,000 members and 80 staff at E4E. He also hosted training sessions over the past 5 years with nearly one thousand participants. He has skills in leading community outreach initiatives which he did for several years at E4E.
Ryan is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and was a policy fellow at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
He is the father to twins and a current North Minneapolis resident. He loves playing guitar, meditating, and building power for change.