Pronouns: She/her/hers

Hometown: Mebane, NC

Roots: Mexico

Job Title: Somos Carolina Semillas Coach

Focus Areas: Volunteering, College Prep., Latinx Identity Development

Karina Castañeda Esparza

Somos Carolina Semillas Coach

Karina Castañeda Esparza is a first-generation student at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is currently majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies. She is the daughter of two Mexican immigrants. Karina is passionate about guiding and supporting latinx communities and other minority groups that face similar obstacles in our society. She enjoys finding new community service projects to get involved with. Over the years, she has volunteered for several non-profit organizations and programs that fight for social justice and promote equity. Outside of work and school, one of her favorite hobbies is photography. She captures photographs to spark thoughts, feelings, and actions from people. Karina loves finding new ways to bring different groups of people together.