Martha Diaz is an award winning community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, mentor, social entrepreneur, and professor at New York University. For nearly a decade, Diaz served as the executive director of the Hip-Hop Association, where she produced the Hip-Hop Odyssey International Film Festival and Hip-Hop Education Summit. In 2010, Diaz founded the Hip-Hop Education Center to cultivate and professionalize the field of hip-hop-based education. Diaz is co-editor of the Hip-Hop Education Guidebook, Vol. I (Hip-Hop Association, 2007) and Rebel Music: Resistance Through Hip Hop and Punk (Information Age Publishing, 2015). Among her fellowships and residencies, Diaz served as resident of NJ Performing Arts Center’s Alternate Routes Program, Fellow at NYU Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship, Senior Fellow at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation – National Museum of American History, Hip-Hop Scholar at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – NY Public Library, and Columbia University Community Scholar. Her most recent media project is the award winning NAS: Time Is Illmatic documentary, where she serves as Associate Producer.