This week's #PeopleWorthKnowing interview features Diana Feliz Oliva, Senior Manager in Public Affairs at Gilead Sciences.
Diana Feliz Oliva has worked in the field of social services and public health for almost 25 years.
Her work began in 1994 with the County of Fresno – Department of Social Services to her new position as HIV Community Liaison at Gilead Sciences, Inc. in 2017.
In addition, Ms. Oliva has more than 15 years of experience in working with the HIV-positive communities which include, women, MSM, transgender individuals, sex workers, mentally ill, substance users, homeless individuals, incarcerated adults, youth, elderly, people of color and undocumented individuals.
A graduate of Columbia University with a Master’s Degree in Social Work in 2005, her particular interest has been advancing the development of public policy that addresses community-level health and social problems. Turning her daunting personal challenges and barriers into the very basis of her activism, Ms. Oliva has become an effective social advocate and role model. Her work is shown giving voice and visibility to not only the HIV + positive communities, but also to the multiple, overlapping communities her life has touched.