Fellow:Carla Rojas

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Name
Carla Rojas
School (Cohort)
Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (2021 cohort)
Majoring in
Professional Interior Design
Country
Peru
Email
Special:EmailUser/Carlarojasarana

Bio

Carla Isabel Rojas Arana identifies with she/they pronouns. She is 23 years old and was born on September 30th, 1997 in Lima, Peru. To date, she lives in her home town Lima. Regarding her studies, she is a graduate of Professional Interior Design from Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC). She is always looking for challenges to grow personally and professionally. She likes to be the one who leads the team and enhances the skills that each person has. She’s creative and likes to propose innovative solutions. Her hobbies are photography, doing research about comprehensive sex education, the LGBTQIA+ community, mental health, and all kind of arts. As well she has entrepreneurship in jewelry design. Her interests are discovering new cultures, having crazy adventures, meeting people by traveling all around the world, and seeing all kinds of perspectives of life. She currently participates in two volunteers. In one, she teaches “creative writing” classes to children of 9 years old. In the other, she is a volunteer in “Generación Igual” from Panama that seeks to promote social change and generate a community for LGBTQIA + youth. As a volunteer, she helps generate content and does the graphic design for the NGO. As well, she is a freelance in Interior Design and she is developing a pilot project about teaching comprehensive sex education to children and teenagers through playing.

Achievements

Just as she loves education, she loves to travel and meet new people with different idiosyncrasy from what she is used to. When she was sixteen years old, she won an international scholarship called “Ruta Quetzal BBVA 2014” where she was able to be part of an expedition in Spain and Peru. Ruta BBVA is a study and adventure program created in 1979 by His Majesty the King of Spain, with the aim of consolidating the foundations of the Ibero-American Community of Nations among young people. When she was in college, 21 years old, she was accepted by Thomas More University in Belgium to go there and study for a semester.

She is committed to the education of children from Peru and the world. This is why she has participated three times in national contests about education. In 2020, she won "28h Global 2020" from UPC of Peru. It is a marathon for creating a solution for digital education with the project “EduSex” about teaching comprehensive sex education through gamification to children and teenagers. As well, she won an international contest called “DigiEduHack 2020” from Aalto University of Finland. This marathon was also about creating innovative solutions related to education. Therefore, she presented an improved version of the “EduSex” project with the intention of making it real.

Social media profiles

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/carla-rojas-arana-080346209/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/carlarojasarana/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Carla3017/