STAFF & BOARD

Diana Fulaza

Board Member

 

Born in Rwanda, Diana Fulaza has called Chicago home since 2004 when she arrived as a 22-year-old refugee.

From the start, Diana was determined to take advantage of opportunities available to her. She began studying English at Truman College, and as her language skills developed, enrolled in nursing school. Her passion to help others allowed her to quickly work her way from Nursing Assistant to BSN Nurse, then to Nurse Practitioner. In 2020, she earned a Master’s Degree in Nursing with an Advance Practice Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Chamberlain University. She has been working for Northshore University HealthSystem’s Evanston Hospital for 13 years as an Oncology Nurse with a concentration in stem cell reinfusion.

Simultaneously, Diana has been compelled to help other refugees through RefugeeOne — first as an interpreter and later by organizing colleagues to collect more than 120 coats for Syrian refugees. As a medical volunteer, she helped a refugee through a high-risk pregnancy and many others with health needs, and recently mentored a young Congolese refugee as she started nursing school.