Pronouns: She/her/hers

Hometown: Mebane, NC

Roots: México

Job Title: Somos Carolina Program Assistant

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

Karina Castañeda Esparza

Somos Carolina Program Assistant

Karina Castañeda Esparza is a first-generation student at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is currently a sophomore majoring in Psychology and minoring in Hispanic Studies. Karina enjoys finding new community service projects to get involved with. Over the years, she has volunteered for many non-profit organizations and programs that fight for social justice and promote equity. As a former NC SLI and Somos Carolina Scholar, Karina has picked up a strong passion for guiding and supporting our Latinx communities in North Carolina. This past summer she worked as a Somos Carolina Coach for the Semillas Summer Program. Outside of work and school, one of her favorite hobbies is having photoshoots with friends and dancing with her family.