Carleena Angwin BIO. Photo by
Carleena Angwin BIO. Photo by

Carleena grew up in Sennett, New York—a metropolis of twenty people, thirty cows, and cornfields perfect for hide-n-seek and mentos/diet coke rockets.

In her spare time, she wrote stories in notebooks concealed with padlocks, took walks down to the creek (pronounced creek), and smiled at loved ones with a mouth full of gums.

Life hasn’t changed much since then, except now she lives in Chattanooga, TN and has a yankee southern accent (yes, that really is a thing) and speaks español (some days better than others).

In her spare time, she’s working on an MFA in Creative Nonfiction at Goucher College. Her writing draws from post-cornfield experiences in cross cultural relations, the foster care system, public health, cartoon animation and yoga.

Finally, Carleena believes a Bio is one of the ONLY places where you should refer to yourself in the third person. Anywhere else is terribly pretentious and would elicit a sarcastic yankee smile without the gums.

Professional Experience

MFA Creative Nonfiction | Goucher College | Writing Mentors: Jacob Levenson, Suzannah Lessard, Wil S. Hylton & Madeleine Blais | 2nd semester craft paper direct link

Bachelor of Science | Ithaca College | New York

United States Peace Corps | Panama

University English Instructor | Mexico

Course Instructor | Where There Be Dragons | Mexico

Program Director | Lookout Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocate | Georgia

Public Health | Tennessee | Projects: 2017, 20142013

Certifications | Licensed Massage Therapist | Yoga Teacher Trainings in Yin, Vinyasa, Senior Yoga & Trauma Sensitive Yoga | Reiki | Spanish/English Interpreter


Journal of Inter-professional Education & Practice | May 2017 | Direct Link

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