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  • University Of North Carolina At Wilmington ( June-2018 )
  • Wilmington , North Carolina, USA

About (Summary)

My name is Cara Paolicelli and I am a rising junior at University North Carolina Wilmington, studying Public Health and Policy. As a result of a scholarship offering I spent spring semester 2016 at George Washington University and participated in their Political Leadership Program, serving as an intern with Senator Patty Murray, D-Washington. I am from Chapel Hill, NC, a 2014 graduate of Carrboro High School. I live and work in Wilmington and also spend time at my father's home in Leland and my mother's Chapel Hill residence. I've participated in community theater, band (flute), volleyball and love to travel. I have participated in many events in Chapel Hill, due to my mother's role in tourism; and I've enjoyed many meetings of Italian-related associations due to my father's published work and speaking engagements on Italy. I feel fortunate to have had the opportunities to learn about community relations through my mother; and Italian literature through my father.


University of North Carolina Wilmington
Public Health and Political Science
2014 to 2016
George Washington University
Political Leadership Scholarship Semester

Your Major

Public Health

Language Proficiency

English (US)

Honors and Awards

Dean’s List for the College of Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.
For academic performance during fall semester 2015
American Indian College Fun KAVKA Scholarship
Academic Excellence
GWU Political Leadership Scholarship
Spring semester 2016 study in Washington D.C.

Grad School Interests

Masters of Public Health is my eventuality and hope.

Intended Job Path

My goal is to continue my education and seek an MPH, with an emphasis in special populations. I hope to work with marginalized or indigenous populations, improving healthcare outcomes through education and outreach. I am part Native American and I have an interest in working with tribal communities to enhance understanding of higher education opportunities available to Indian Country in order to improve health and reduce risk. I have a special affinity for children and hope to work domestically, or abroad, in helping communities have greater access to healthcare and education.

Job Experience

Childcare Camp Assistant
Wilmington Athletic Club
January, 2015 to January, 2016
Summer Internship with special needs population
ARC of Orange
June, 2016 to August, 2016


Outreach Mission Trip, Washington DC Homeless Shelter
Community Church, Chapel Hill
June, 2013
Outreach Mission Trip, New Orleans
Community Church, Chapel Hill
May, 2012


Music, Flute, Community Theater, Acapella, Vocals, Writing, Childcare, Travel, Reading.


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