The Carleena Show features in-depth conversations with guests from around the world. Host Carleena Angwin is a writer, public health professional, and former Peace Corps Volunteer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.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

Professional Experience

  • 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


Interviewed for an article in the Times Free Press – Chattanoogans share stories of recovery, push to remove stigma around addiction

Panelist Member: WRCB Channel 3 – Opioids: Overcoming a Crises

Appeared on the Peace Corps Revisited Podcast

Published an article in the Peace Corps Panama Friends Newsletter

Appeared on the Headliner Highlight Podcast

Interviewed for an article in Writer’s Digest  – Digital Repository Limbo: How Can MFA Students Protect Their Work?

Co-authored an article in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice

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