Carlos E. Minaya Arnao

Carlos E. Minaya Arnao

Communications Manager

Car­los E. Minaya Arnao 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.