Mariela Romero is Univision Communications’ Regional Community Empowerment Director and implements the corporate responsibility platforms of the company under the Contigo property. She also develops content for special programs and is the anchor, writer, and producer of the news magazine Conexión Fin de Semana. Romero has interviewed former President and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Jimmy Carter, civil rights leader and Presidential Medal of Freedom Award recipient, Reverend C.T. Vivian, American labor leader Dolores Huerta, and Dr. Bernice King, among other distinguished public figures. Prior to joining Univision, Mariela worked for CNN en español radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting.
Mariela is an Emeritus board member of the Community Foundation of Northeast Georgia and serves on the boards of Hispanic Organization Promoting Education, The American Heart Association – Metro Atlanta, The Boys Scouts of America – Metro Atlanta, The New Media Education Foundation of Georgia, and Corners Outreach, and was the first Latina to serve as President of the League of Women Voters of Gwinnett County. Mariela holds a degree in Journalism from Universidad Católica Argentina and a degree in Social Communications from Universidad de Belgrano. She also studied TV Broadcasting and Production at Buenos Aires Centro de Estudios de la Comunicación. She is a native of Caracas, Venezuela and a proud mother to son Mateo.
As world-renowned playwright, poet, and intellectual Bertolt Brecht wrote: “Injustice is human, but more humane, the struggle against injustice!” This phrase is a guiding principle in my life, and it is also why I feel so honored to support as board member, the work of The Gault Center.