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University of Southern California
Carla Ibarra is the Respond Lead and a Health Program Analyst for the Ending the HIV Epidemic Initiative (EHE) at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Before moving to LA County, she served as the Workforce Development Program Manager of the Transgender Health Program of St. John’s Community Health. This Los Angeles-based non-profit healthcare institution serves more than 3,500 transgender and non-binary individuals all over the West Coast. She is also a part of an all-trans research team at the Brown University School of Public Health. Carla is a council member of the Transgender Advisory Council of the City of Los Angeles, advising the mayor and other elected officials on key issues facing the transgender community. She is currently working on an MPH degree at the University of Southern California. Before moving to the United States in 2018, she earned a bachelor’s degree in Consular and Diplomatic Affairs as an academic scholar at the De La Salle College of Saint Benilde. While finishing undergrad, Carla committed herself to grassroots community organizing, intending to empower the youth through education in the Philippines.