Carolina Mejia was born in Progreso, Honduras. She is the daughter to a Medical Doctor and a nonprofit advocate and educator. Throughout her life, Carolina's parents have demonstrated the importance of caring and advocating for disadvantaged community members. At the age of 11 years old, her family moved to a small rural community in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Carolina, as a high school and college student continued to follow in her family's advocacy footsteps. As a high school student, she joined and advocated for Bedford Bridges, an organization with focus on creating connections between local government and the community. While enrolled at Christian Brother University in Tennessee, Carolina was an advocate for the Tennessee Equality Project, a nonprofit that promotes LGBTQIA+ rights.
In 2013, Carolina graduated from Christian Brothers University, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration with a minor in Pre-Law. Shortly after graduating, she permanently relocated to Washington to continue her post-secondary education.
While attending law school, Carolina worked at Bean, Porter, Hawkins LLC, a law firm that specialized in immigration and personal injury. During her tenure at the law firm, she worked closely with clients, their families, and community partners as a law clerk. After her promotion from law clerk to office manager, Carolina assisted in changes that brought the law firm's budget deficit to a surplus of revenue. Since 2015, Carolina has been a Judicial Assistant with Thurston County Superior Court.
Like in the past, Carolina took to volunteering and advocacy in her new community here in the PNW. She has or is currently volunteering for One America, Centro de la Raza, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and Centro Integral Educativo Latino de Olympia. While her community changed from place to place over the years, Carolina has remained committed to serving diverse and underprivileged communities.
Carolina's education, personal experiences, and professional background have taught her valuable lessons that are instrumental in guiding her work. She has a strong desire to serve our community and enhance its richness and diversity.