“Nothing inspires people like a great story. We aim to help people influence their life stories by giving them the tools they need to avoid the things that negatively affect them and the power to advocate for positive changes for themselves and their community.”
Carolina Gabaldon is the Prevention Specialist on the High Desert project in San Bernardino County. She received both her master’s degree in Public Health Education and bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University San Bernardino, where she also teaches as adjunct faculty. Her focus at IPS is in substance abuse prevention and stigma reduction, particularly in youth and college students.
Carolina uses her strategic skills through presentations, forums, and community coalitions to assist individuals with the necessary tools to overcome systemic barriers and to build sustainable futures for themselves and future generations. As an educator, High Desert resident, and mother, Carolina believes that all people matter and strives to address systemic inequalities that affect population health outcomes.