As a consultant, Carmen has worked with organizations such as: John Muir Health, Kaiser Permanente National Diversity, Kaiser Permanente Internet Services Group, Education Fund, California Academy of Family Physicians, Public Health Institute, Interfit Health. Castro Rojas served as the Project Director of ACCLAH, the Alameda County Coalition on Language Access in Healthcare from 2007 to 2010.
She has extensive experience as effective grant manager providing technical assistance in multi-site, multi-year statewide initiatives on Public Health issues.
She received a scholarship from The Colorado College and completed a Bachelor of Arts in English, with a minor in Italian.
As a trainer of interpreters statewide for the last 15 years, she has been a trainer of the Connecting Worlds Curriculum and has also developed language access curriculum for her business clients.
She also has 25 years of experience as an instructor and has taught language and related subjects both here and in her native Costa Rica. Castro Rojas conducts anti-bias education seminars as a consultant trainer for the Anti-Defamation League, A World of Difference Institute since 2005.
Prior to her presidency, as the Chair of the Education Committee, she spearheaded the development of the trainer of trainers curriculum of the CHIA Standards and, trained CHIA members on the curriculum. Castro Rojas led the successful completion of the CHIA Standards Training for Health Care Administrators and for Interpreters/Dual Role staff. Carlin has been teaching at CCSF since 2007 and has taught at the Ocean Campus and the Mission, Southeast, John Adams and Downtown Centers.
Current courses taught include: Psyc 2 (Research Methods), Psyc 10 (Abnormal Psychology), Psyc 17 (Psychology of Weight, Food and Health), Psyc 25 (Psychology of Gender).