Carla currently practices as an emergency medicine physician assistant and as
an Assistant Professor for Rutgers University. A die-hard Rutgers girl, she
studied for seven years at Rutgers, graduating with a Bachelors of Science in
Public Health and Psychology in 2008 and a Masters of Science in Physician
Assistant studies in 2016. Her love for health education and promotion first
began during her undergraduate years when she worked as a peer educator
teaching about various public health topics. During her first medical mission to
Cusco, Peru, she worked at a maternal health clinic and provided necessary care to a rural population. Carla speaks both Spanish and Portuguese, and is working on learning Tz’utujil, Santiago Atitlan’s indigenous Mayan language.