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Hi! I’m Carleena Angwin–writer, educator and host of The Carleena Show podcast where Ordinary People Share Their Hero’s Journey. I live in Chattanooga, Tennessee with my significant other, Steven, and my significant canine, Luna.

Before moving to Chattanooga from upstate New York in 2005, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama from 2001-2003, taught English at a public university in Mexico from 2004-2005, and worked as a trek instructor for Where There Be Dragons in 2005. My first job after moving to Chattanooga was in the foster care/juvenile court system from 2005-2008.

Currently, I work in public health and train health care professionals in evidence-based programming, practice radiological response exercises, facilitate health and wellness programs & co-authored an article in the Journal of Inter-professional Education & Practice. Occasionally, I speak to local media. I’m a certified English/Spanish interpreter, Licensed Massage Therapist, Chronic Disease Self-Management Master Trainer and I’ve attended workshops in reiki, trauma sensitive yoga, senior yoga, and yin.

In my free time, I produce my podcast or write. Earlier this year, I graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction from Goucher College. While enrolled in the program, I completed a 150 page manuscript that is the basis of my forthcoming book. If you’re interested, I discuss my work in Episode 6 of the podcast.

I love talking to people one-on-one and hearing their story.


Work Experience

  • Host/Producer | The Carleena Show Podcast
  • Public Health | Tennessee
  • Program Director | Lookout Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocate | Georgia
  • Trek Instructor | Where There Be Dragons | Mexico
  • University English Instructor | Mexico
  • Community Economic Development Volunteer | Peace Corps Panama
  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio | California



  • Yin Yoga
  • Trauma Sensitive Yoga
  • Senior Yoga
  • Vinyasa


  • Co-authored an article in the Journal of Inter-professional Education & Practice.