Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and host of The Carleena Show podcast, based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Born and raised in rural Upstate New York, Carleena served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Panama, taught English at a public university in Mexico, trained juvenile court advocates in Georgia, and currently works at a public health department in Tennessee.
In 2017, Carleena graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction from Goucher College. During her time in grad school, Carleena interviewed a Marine Combat Veteran of the Iraq War, in person and over the phone for two years. As a result of that relationship, Carleena created an interview podcast called The Carleena Show, which features in-depth conversations with ordinary people who have overcome adversity, and people with hands-on or misunderstood professions who shed light on the human experience. She intentionally chooses guests from diverse economic, social, political, and geographic backgrounds.
- MFA Nonfiction, Goucher College, Maryland, 2017
- Bachelor of Science, Ithaca College, New York, 2001
- Host/Producer, The Carleena Show Podcast
- Public Health Professional, Hamilton County Health Department, Tennessee
- Program Director, Lookout Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocate, Georgia
- Trek Instructor, Where There Be Dragons, Mexico
- University English Instructor, Mexico
- Peace Corps Volunteer, Panama
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio (Intern), California