Diana Moreno Sarmiento was born and raised in Cali, Colombia. She moved to the United States in May of 2002, and has resided in Indiana since.
In December 2014, she graduated from Purdue University with a double major in Linguistics and Spanish. During her time at Purdue she received several grants and scholarships from the University, as well as the Brenta H. Wykoff Memorial Scholarship, the Helen B. Schleman Scholarship and the Peggy Sullivan Scholarship.
She was a member of the Sigma Alpha Lambda – National Leadership and Honors Organization since the fall of 2013. She was a member of Sigma Delta Pi – Spanish National Honor Society. Her leadership experience includes serving as vice-president of the Honor Society from 2013 to 2014 and as president during the fall of 2014. While being part of the Sigma Delta Pi, and alongside other university groups, she worked amidst the community outreach and community service for the Hispanic community in the City of Lafayette/West Lafayette and the surrounding areas. She volunteered with Latino City festivals, Hunger Hike, University Latino Talks, the Lafayette Symphony group, among others.
In the summer of 2014, Diana was an intern at CHLI. She assisted with the event planning details for the Future Leaders Conference and a Congressional Briefing. Ms. Moreno Sarmiento also assisted the Director of Development & External Affairs with the preparation of materials for the audit and accountant. She also worked at a credit union while she attended school.
Some of her hobbies include running, swimming, reading and drinking a good cup of coffee while spending time with friends.