Emilia Carrera brings a diverse set of global experiences to 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) which include international sociomedical sciences, biomedical research, and community-based health care.
Before joining 100RC, Emilia worked for the Northern Manhattan Perinatal Partnership in New York City where she facilitated focus groups and community outreach to create new ideas for improving health services, ICAP-Columbia University in Mozambique where she collaborated with service providers, researchers, patients to understand and improve linkage to and retention of HIV treatment in 11 urban and rural facilities, and the Secretary of Health of Quito where she provided technical assistance and conducted qualitative interviews with adolescents around issues of sexual and reproductive health.
Emilia holds a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a specialization in endocrinology from the University of Chicago. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health where she earned a Global Health certificate as well.
Born in Ecuador, Emilia has lived in Venezuela, Bolivia, France, Mozambique, and the United States of America. She is a native Spanish speaker, proficient in Portuguese and has French conversational skills.