Carmen Clarkin

URU is committed to young leadership. Carmen is a new addition to our DEIA and Leadership Development team, bringing with her a strong background in leadership and DEIA principles and skills.

Outside of URU, Carmen currently serves as a Vulnerable Populations Division Researcher at the State of Connecticut Office of the Governor; a Public Health Law Teaching Fellow at Yale School of Public Health; and a Secretary and Internal Affairs Coordinator at Yale Women in Power Society. Previously, Carmen has served as a Cultural Connections Counselor at Yale University, in which role she completed training in diversity, inclusion, and discussion facilitation, and provided a culturally sensitive, welcoming introduction to campus life for more than 130 incoming first years students of color. She also served for multiple years as an undergraduate student as President of Yale Black Women’s Coalition.

Carmen has also engaged in numerous research projects, including designing and coordinating a multidimensional psychological study on inter-racial interactions and implicit bias in the medical field.

Carmen brings a valuable perspective as the next generation of leadership. She brings exceptional competence and academic expertise related to diversity and inclusion.

Carmen is an MPH student specializing in Health Policy at Yale School of Public Health.