Hello, and welcome to CareOuya.com! I'm Carolyne- a hardworking,  passionate and innovative thinker invested in diverse mental health, public health, and sustainable development initiatives.


Creating safe spaces is my passion. I currently serve as Director of Strategic Partnerships & Sustainability, and Legal Advocate for Access Youth & Immigration Services, -- one of the largest workforce and victim services agencies in San Diego, California. Through collaborative, trauma-informed and evidence-based practices, I provide avenues for holistic healing, system change, and economic empowerment of the most marginalized. 


I trace my desire to make a difference back to my time at Miss Porter's School,  in Farmington, CT. The school's focus, educating girls on "Shaping a Changing World," quickly became my own as I learned to leverage my voice to help others find their own. I continued chasing that passion during my time at Santa Clara University, where I received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Public Health from  


 In continuing to sharpen my skills, I am also a Marriage, Couples, Family Therapy (MFT) graduate student at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. I believe that mental health is public wealth, and thus have dedicated myself to enhancing community through advocacy, awareness and innovation.