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Carmen Rodriguez

Research Assistant
Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research
Rutgers University

Carmen Cila Rodríguez is a native of Guayanilla, Puerto Rico. She is mother of two daughters and worked for 15 years as a reporter in regional newspapers in the South of her native country. In addition, she was a adjunct professor of Spanish, Literature and Communications in private institutions of higher education in Puerto Rico.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, a master’s degree in Hispanic Studies from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, earned a doctorate degree in Puerto Rican Literature from the Center for Advanced Studies of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean. His doctoral thesis “Usmaíl: figuration of a freemason Albizu Campos as a model of national identity”, of puertorrican author Pedro Juan Soto, was approved in December 2019. Also, she has won first place prizes in Spanish oratory contests. In 2020, Rodríguez came to reside in the state of New Jersey.