Giselle Gomez was born in Nicaragua and entered the Society of Saint Teresa of Jesus in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas. She worked in Nicaragua from 1978 to 1991, teaching religion and psychology and serving as principal of her school in Managua for several years. Gomez also worked with youth in retreats, workshops and counseling. In 1991, Gomez was appointed delegate of education for her province, which includes Central America and Cuba. In 2000, she was elected provincial and in 2005 was elected general counselor. She resides in Rome.