NJ SOPHE history: Carolina joined NJ SOPHE in 2018, and also serves on the program and strategic planning committees.
Bio: Carolina received her BS in Public Health with a concentration in community health education and a minor in Leadership and Civic Development from Montclair State University. She is currently completing her Masters in Public Health from Rutgers University with a dual concentration in both Social and Behavioral Health Sciences and Environmental Health Sciences. She is also in the process of pursuing her CHES credentials.
Carolina's passion for public health began when she enrolled as an AmeriCorps member back in 2013. Working with under-served populations and learning about the health disparities and inequities that paralyze these communities is what sparked her interest in the multidisciplinary field of public health. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to work in Newark making a positive impact teaching members at the city's Boys and Girls Club. Carolina hopes to continuously advocate and make a positive impact on communities like these.