Carina grew up in Dunmore and entered Keystone College as an environmental science major. After taking several psychology and sociology electives, her passion for social work emerged, and her new career path was solidified after a series of life-changing international volunteer trips. “Working with HIV-positive patients in Africa gave me exposure and experience that made me realize I wanted to be in a health field,” she says. Carina graduated a semester early with a bachelor’s degree in social science and minors in psychology and sociology. Prior to joining The Wright Center for Community Health, she worked as a case manager at Scranton Counseling Center.
Carina and her family live in Covington Township, where they own and operate an alpaca farm. Still passionate about travel, Carina has participated in several volunteer initiatives in countries including Haiti, Africa and Peru. She shares, “extensive travel and volunteer work have shaped me into the person I am.”