Carmelita works with high school students in the Learner Advocate Network, connecting them to resources and supporting them in making decisions about their future and pursuing their interests. Carmelita also works on projects and operations with RESCHOOL's partner organization, the DK Foundation.
Prior to this, Carmelita was an event planner for corporate, nonprofit, social and entertainment groups at the Hotel Monaco-Denver. A Colorado native, Carmelita holds a B.S. in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Public Administration from the School of Public Affairs at the University of Colorado: Denver. As a graduate student, Carmelita completed her capstone project with New Legacy Charter School. Carmelita sought to better understand the barriers that pregnant and parenting students face that prevent their consistent attendance in school. By learning from student-led conversations and best practices locally and nationally, Carmelita made recommendations to promote higher attendance rates among New Legacy students and their young children.