Carlos E. Minaya Arnao

Carlos E. Minaya Arnao

Communications Manager

Carlos E. Minaya Arnao (he, him) is a public health specialist and environmental conservationist. He joins the Center from the bay area in California, where he worked for Mission Neighborhood Health Center leading their community outreach and patient enrollment department. Working with a community health center at the height of the pandemic has sharpened his extensive experience in outreach, alliance building and communications. Prior to that, Carlos worked with the Student Conservation Association leading trail construction trips, with Nature in the City overseeing urban greening projects, and with the Citizens Climate Lobby doing policy work to advance the carbon tax.

His academic background blends public health and environmental health through urban agriculture and other urban greening initiatives. Carlos earned a dual BA/BS in Philosophy and Biology from Loyola University Chicago. He later earned his MPH in Health Policy and Management from Loyola University’s Parkinson School of Health Sciences and Public Health. He is excited to expand the work of the State Impact Center and build partnerships with other groups, explore the urban agriculture scene in NYC and, as a Chicago native, even consider thin crust pizza to be on the same level as deep dish.



Recharged Podcast
(Ongoing • Production)


Where Are We Now? A Year of Agency & Attorney General Action
(December 2022 • Contributing Author, Design, Graphics, & Layout)

The Proof is in the Policies — 2021 Wins
(December 2021 • Editing)