Carleena Angwin has hosted 36 episodes.
Carleena Angwin is a public health professional, writer, 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 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 for nearly two years as research for her graduate thesis. She hadn’t expected the relationship would change her, or change the way she thought about the world, but it had. Carleena saw the power of bearing witness to someone’s story as a way to build connection and understanding.
Carleena wanted to highlight and share conversations with other ordinary people who had extraordinary stories of overcoming adversity. In 2018, the interview podcast was born. Carleena 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
Communications Chief, Hamilton County Health Department, Tennessee
Host/Producer, The Carleena Show Podcast
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