Elia Quintana is the Director of Stakeholder Relations at American Petroleum Institute (API) where she leads API’s Energy Research Collaborative (ERC) with strategic partners focused on workforce development and engagement with non-traditional allies in the oil and gas industry. Prior to joining API, Elia served as the Vice President of Corporate Relations at Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) where she managed key relationships with Fortune 500 corporate members to strengthen and advance HACR's overall mission of bringing awareness to the Hispanic representation in Corporate America. In addition, Elia previously served as Director of Corporate Relations at LULAC National Education Service Centers (LNESC), championing diversity and inclusion initiatives and focused on recruitment, retention and leadership development programming for underserved communities. Elia holds a bachelor of arts degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara in political science and Latin American history and an executive masters of business administration degree from the University of California, Riverside. Additionally, she studied abroad extensively in numerous countries including Costa Rica, Spain, Italy, Mexico and China where she developed a greater aptitude for global economy and international relations. Most recently, Elia was awarded Prospanica’s DC President’s Award for demonstrating leadership, service, and commitment to the advancement of the Latino community throughout the years.