Dr. Gonzalez is a 38 year old dental volunteer who beckoned the call to return to DVI during the Corona outbreak and help out. She had first volunteered at DVI in February, but had inquired about volunteering here as early as 2016. In fact, DVI plays a role in her marriage to a Christian Arab and her move to the Old City of Jerusalem.
After graduating from dental school in Colombia, South America in 2004, Diana began working and thinking about volunteering her services. She had heard about DVI and in 2016 began writing to the DVI volunteer coordinator. Given the news reports of unrest and violence in the region, however, Dr. Gonzalez was concerned for her safety. A friend mentioned to her that she knows someone who lives in Jerusalem’s Old City, and she should contact him to get more information. They began writing and he invited her to come for Christmas to see for herself how safe and special Jerusalem really is. She took him up on the invitation and the rest is history! They married in September of 2018 and Diana now resides with her husband in the Old City.