Co-Developer, Senior Director, Extension Specialist of Juntos
A native of Colombia, Diana immigrated to High Point, North Carolina at the age of seven with her parents and brother. Diana received her BA in Sociology and Master of Social Work from NC State University. Her work with the Latino community started in her youth when her dad would ask her to join him at the local medical clinic where she was an interpreter for families from her family’s local church. She has extensive experience working with underserved populations in the areas of public health, 0-16 education, and parenting education. She is one of the co-developers of the Juntos 4-H Program where she has managed program development, implementation, evaluation, training and coaching, and sustainability efforts in North Carolina and nationally. Her approach to working in Juntos has focused on building bridges within communities, resourcing the family unit, and bringing light to the assets that bicultural and bilingual identity brings to the US.