Carolina Manchola-Orozco earned her degree in psychology with a minor in Italian language in 2004 from the University of Miami. Carolina recently graduated with her master’s degree in research administration from Johns Hopkins University. She began her research journey working in pediatric behavioral research at the University of Miami, and moved to clinical research, becoming a study coordinator for pediatric optometry & ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. She shifted to coordinating adult oncology studies, moved to Orlando, Florida and continued coordinating for neuro and radiation oncology. The oncologists who were managing chronically and acutely ill patients had a very open mindset about prescribing alternatives to coincide with their anti-cancer treatments, and it was readily apparent that these really helped patients cope with their experience.
Carolina is excited to work with a team that will hopefully create access for many patients that need help and could benefit from the evidence we are creating. In her free time (now that she’s done with school), she enjoys spending time with her daughter and husband, trying new foods, watching movies, and listening to all kinds of music.