Carleena Angwin is the host of The Carleena Show podcast and YouTube channel. Photography by Steven Llorca.
Photo by Steven Llorca

Carleena Angwin is a podcaster, public health professional, and writer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Born and raised in Upstate New York, Carleena graduated from Ithaca College in 2001 then moved to Panama to begin a two-year service as a Peace Corps Volunteer. From there, Carleena taught English at a public university in Mexico for a semester, then moved to Tennessee and worked in the foster care/juvenile court system for three years. Carleena currently works at a county public health department and devotes her time to emerging public health issues such as the opioid epidemic.

In 2017, Carleena graduated with an MFA in Nonfiction from Goucher College. As part of her narrative journalism course work, 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 guests from across the globe.

The Carleena Show Podcast


  • 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


  • September 2019: Chattanooga WRCB Channel 3 – Opioids: Overcoming a Crises panel member | Link
  • September 2019: Peace Corps Revisited podcast guest | Link
  • June 2019: Chattanooga’s News Channel 9 television interview
  • June 2019: Published an article in Peace Corps Panama Friends Newsletter
  • May 2019: Headliner Highlight guest | Link
  • March 2019: Writer’s Digest magazine interview | Link
  • September 2017: Co-authored an article in the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice

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