Eulalia Gallegos has joined the city of Boise as Language Access Program Manager.
Her role focuses on ensuring equal access to city services, activities, programs, and facilities for bilingual or multilingual people or those who prefer a language other than English.
Eulalia is in the process of developing a citywide plan to formalize language access and create an inclusive environment that fully embraces and centers the voices of Indigenous, im/migrant, and refugee communities.
Eulalia has lived in Southwest Idaho for most of her life. Her academic and career trajectory has focused on creating more accessible public institutions. She graduated from The College of Idaho with a bachelor's in biology and minors in political economy, Spanish, and journalism in 2017. She then pursued a master's in education with certification to teach secondary natural science and biology from the University of Idaho and graduated in 2019.
A fourth-year doctoral student at the University of Idaho, Eulalia's dissertation explores the experience of bi/multilingual Latino students and families in rural Southwest Idaho. She's excited about enhancing language access services for the City of Boise and working with communities to ensure all residents have meaningful access.