Roma’s lifelong fascination with the power of culture has seen her producing projects that bridge the social and arts sectors since 2000.
In 2006, she founded the Bloomsbury Festival – a fusion of creativity and ideas involving a network of over 100 partners and 60 venues, including individual artists and community organisations alongside major partners such as The British Museum, The Foundling Museum, The Place, RADA, SOAS, UCL and Wellcome Collection.
She has programmed and produced extensively, from candlelit poetry in hidden architectural spaces with Faber & Faber, to contemporary dance in the Great Court of the British Museum with Icon Dance, from world music stages in Russell Square with SOAS, to large-scale participatory projects with Same Sky.
Roma has also worked as a consultant and advisor with the BBC, Visit England and Holborn Community Association amongst others.
A love of literature and reading has underpinned and informed her life. She has degrees in English Literature and Language from the University of Oxford, and Modern Literature and Culture from the University of York. She completed a Clore Fellowship in 2013.
In 2016, Roma took up the role of Director at Free Word, with an ambition to explore the power and politics of words, bring together the most exciting writers and thinkers, and amplify voices that often go unheard.