Carolyn Winn is passionate about improving access to healthcare and education for all communities. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Minor in Theatre, and a Certificate in College Counseling from the University of California, San Diego. By coordinating and providing internship placements, personal and professional skills workshops, mentorship, and college and career guidance, she empowers hundreds of high school students from diverse backgrounds to imagine and attain their highest career aspirations.
Prior, Carolyn worked to improve access to sexual health information and services through her work at Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest (PPPSW). There, she held positions in clinical settings as well as administrative departments including marketing, community engagement, and volunteer program management. During this time she founded and ran a progressive public speaking club called “Toast 4 Choice” and was elected to the governing body of Mid-City Community Advocacy Network.
After eight years of service at PPPSW, she pursued her lifelong dream of travelling the world for one year. With her husband, she visited several countries in Latin America and Europe. Together, they had many transformative experiences such as participating in work exchanges, language programs, organic farming, and hospitality services. She resides in Ocean Beach and is an active member of the OB Town Council and other local grassroots initiatives.