Carleena Angwin has hosted 37 episodes.
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’s Roy H. Park School of Communications in 2001. The day before 9/11, Carleena flew to Panama and began her two year service as a Peace Corps Volunteer on the Pacific side of the isthmus. From there, Carleena traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and taught English at a public university, then moved to Tennessee and began work as a program director for a small non-profit in the foster care/juvenile court system.
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 received 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 reexamined many preconceived beliefs and was motivated to create a podcast that showcased ordinary people and stories of overcoming adversity. The project attempts to heal a divided world by showing listeners that we have more in common than what sets us apart.
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