Roma grew up in Somerset. She has a lifelong interest in literature, and since 2000 has delivered projects that bridge the culture, social and regeneration sectors.
Roma founded the Bloomsbury Festival in 2006, developing a network of over 100 partners and 60 venues, including The British Museum, Wellcome Collection, UCL, The Place RADA, community organisations and individual artists.
Her cultural programming and producing includes large scale contemporary dance in the Great Court of the British Museum with Icon Dance, world music stages in Russell Square with SOAS, candlelit poetry in hidden architectural spaces with Faber & Faber and large scale participatory projects with Same Sky.
She has also worked as a consultant and advisor with organisations including Visit England, Holborn Community Association and the BBC.
She has degrees in English Literature and Language (Oxford) and Modern Literature and Culture (York), completed a Clore Fellowship in 2013, and lives in Holborn with her husband and son.