Karla Diaz

Karla Diaz
Residence Hall
Lyons Hall

“In the year of serving as an Assistant Rector, I fell in love with the ministry of residential life. Being a rector gives me the opportunity to be part of our integral student formation. By serving and accompanying the residents, I can help form their minds and hearts but they also help form mine. I feel grateful and blessed to serve as the rector of Lyons Hall. I look forward to sharing my life with the women of Lyons and building relationships with each one of them. I am honored and excited to become part of the Lyons family.


Karla was born in Nicaragua and raised in the beautiful sunshine city of Miami, Florida. Karla served for eight years in different ministries in her local parish Saint John Bosco Catholic Church. It was during this time of service that Karla became interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Theology. She graduated from Barry University with a theology degree. At Barry, Karla worked as a clerical assistant in Campus Ministry and she co-founded the Dominican Young Adults chapter for the university. Before entering her graduate studies, Karla worked for the Archdiocese of Miami. In May 2022, Karla graduated with a Master of Divinity from the University of Notre Dame. During her time at Notre Dame, Karla served as a co-leader in Saint Adalbert Catholic Church’s RCIA program for Spanish speakers and assisted the Director of Hispanic Ministry in the Fort Wayne-South Bend dioceses. Karla also served as a sacristan in the Malloy chapel, worked as an online course assistant for the Camino program, and as an Assistant Rector in Cavanaugh Hall. Karla enjoys watching Kdramas, 90’s rom-com movies, as well as listening to 90’s Hip-pop, and R&B music. She enjoys a good burger and a good laugh. Catch her in the ’90s.