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.

Carleena Angwin BIO. Photo by www.StevenLlorca.com
Carleena Angwin BIO. Photo by http://www.StevenLlorca.com

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 Candidate | Goucher College | Manuscript Development, Research & Reporting instruction by faculty members: Jacob Levenson, Suzannah Lessard, Wil S. Hylton & Madeleine Blais

Bachelor of Science | Ithaca College | New York

United States Peace Corps Volunteer | Panama

University English Instructor | Mexico

Trek Instructor | Where There Be Dragons | Mexico

Program Director | Lookout Mountain Court Appointed Special Advocate | Georgia

Public Health | Tennessee

Nickelodeon Animation Studio | California

Certifications and Licenses

Spanish/English Interpreter | Language Line Solutions

Group Facilitator & Master Trainer | Chronic Disease Self-Management Program | Tomando Control de Su Salud | A Matter of Balance

Licensed Massage Therapist | Tennessee Board Certified

Yoga Teacher Training | Vinyasa, Older Adult & Yin | Asheville Yoga Center

Reiki Level 1 & 2 | Bliss Wood Reiki


Writing & Editing | Group Facilitation & Training | Public Speaking & Stand Up | Mind & Body Wellness | Media Relations & Grants | Spanish Interpretation & Cross-Cultural Relations | Website Development


Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice | 2017


2017 – Innovators Summit

2016 – Goucher College Blog

2015 – Tennessee Public Health Association, page 10

2014 – Noticias Libres

2013 – WDEF News Clip


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