Carolena graduated from Stanbridge University with a degree in Occupational Science. She has worked with a variety of populations from mental health to community-based all with the focus being on the unique needs of each individual. She found her passion working with children during her time in a community-based setting. Carolena came to Port View Preparatory® to work with students to assist them in academic success as well as personal growth. She has a passion for helping others and spends time outside of work volunteering with organizations like the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County and the Special Olympics. Carolena also enjoys hiking and spending time with her family.