Full Name: Carla Mena

Likes to Be Called: Carla

Organization: Duke University Center for Childhood Obesity Research

Preferred Gender Pronouns: she/her/hers/ella

Heritage: Peruvian; moved to NC in 2001

Occupation: Bilingual Clinical Research Coordinator; Meredith grad 2012

El Pueblo Connection: The organization was very important to her upbringing and life. She’s been part of all the youth programs, health and wellness work, internship, etc. Staff is the family she doesn’t have here; El Pueblo is part of her family. She has seen highs and lows and is very invested.

Hobbies: die-hard Chelsea soccer fan—plans her schedule around games

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