Martha Diaz (MD) is a community organizer, media producer, archivist, curator, and educator whose work has traversed the hip-hop entertainment industry, the public arts and education sector, and the academy over the last 25 years. MD has consulted on numerous hip-hop documentaries and founded the highly acclaimed Hip-Hop Odyssey (H2O) International Film Festival, the first and largest festival of its kind. She curated the first Hip-Hop movie series presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and served as a guest curator at the Museum of the Moving Image. In 2010, MD formed the Hip-Hop Education Center at NYU to formalize the field of hip-hop-based education. A graduate of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, MD has worked on archival projects with Parkwood Entertainment (Beyoncé Knowles-Carter), Tupac Shakur Estate, and National Jazz Museum in Harlem, to name a few.