School: Western Carolina University

Hometown: Shelby, NC

Roots: Colombia, El Salvador

Diana Gabriel

Diana Alejandra Gabriel is 18 years old and is of Colombian and Salvadoran roots. She currently attends Western Carolina University and is double majoring in Criminal Justice and Forensic Anthropology. She cares deeply about helping others with anything that can make anyone’s day a little easier or a little brighter. From a young age, Diana’s parents took note of her passion for volunteering and helping others, and they encouraged her to help at home too. Looking ahead into her future, Diana plans to obtain a Ph.D. in Forensic Pathology and help Law enforcement in Crime Scene Investigations. Diana wants to encourage everyone to keep going through life’s many obstacles "y que le echemos ganas!"