Diana Gomez Romero is originally from Colombia but has resided in Boise for the last two decades. She is the bilingual outreach coordinator for St. Luke’s Community Health and Engagement, where she conducts outreach to the Hispanic and Latino community focused on health promotion, education, and increased access to preventive health services and resources through different initiatives including the coordination of the Ventanilla de Salud program, a partnership between St. Luke’s and the Mexican Consulate in Boise.
Diana earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology from The College of Idaho, a post-baccalaureate certificate in Medicine from Creighton University, and a Community Health Worker certificate from Idaho State University. She has also served previously as a medical interpreter and COVID-19 disease investigator.
Diana was interested in the fellowship because as a first-generation immigrant, Latina woman, she feels compelled to advocate for the needs of communities that have historically been underserved and underrepresented in roles where decisions are being made that ultimately dictate the availability of resources, programming, initiatives, ensuring that they are culturally appropriate, linguistically accessible, and equity-focused. She hopes the fellowship will equip her with strengthened leadership skills that will translate into being better able to serve the needs of the communities that she represents. Diana is passionate about playing a role in diminishing healthcare disparities experienced by marginalized and disadvantaged community members, working toward ensuring health equity for all.
In her free time, Diana enjoys spending time with friends and family, riding her bike, and volunteering as a community representative for the Migrant and Seasonal Head Start policy council.