Caroline Veloso Oliveira
Caroline Veloso Oliveira is the Director of the NC Society of Hispanic Professionals. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition as well as a Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Caroline strongly believes in education and has been collaborating with community and state-level organizations to deliver a variety of state-funded health and education programs to a diverse audience for the past 7 years. She has experience in planning and hosting large conferences and seminars for Hispanic students in Wake County and across the state of North Carolina. Caroline is an active member of multiple committees that promote education across the state.
She is passionate about project management, fundraising, volunteering, and is always open to new opportunities to serve the community. Caroline is originally from Recife, Brazil, and speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish, and is currently learning Greek. When she is not working, she loves traveling, gardening, and doing online courses to expand her knowledge.
Marisol was originally born in Michoacán, Mexico, but immigrated to Albertson, North Carolina. She is a first-generation college graduate from East Carolina University and majored in Psychology with a minor in Alcohol and Drug Studies. She has an immense passion for working with children and under-served populations. She has experience in a multitude of diverse positions including serving as a Crisis Counselor for The National Suicide Hotline, implementing ABA therapy for individuals ranging on the Autism Spectrum, and Executive Functioning Coaching for students with ADHD, anxiety, and other disorders. She has served as an Educator for Exceptional Children as well as Academically gifted students in Wake and Durham Counties. Marisol has experience with After-School Program Management and staff development. Ultimately, she has a passion for helping and empowering her community. From tutoring disadvantaged students to leading independent community events, she deeply believes that community service makes a powerful and profound impact on the lives of others.
Coach Brian is a native of Raleigh and was always an active athlete and Eagle Scout. Brian graduated from Enloe High School in 2004. He attended Appalachian State University and was a member of the swim and cycling teams. In 2009, Brian graduated from ASU with a degree in History, Secondary Education. His first three years of teaching he spent in the Dominican Republic, where he taught history, geography and consumer mathematics at a bilingual K-12 school. After getting married in 2012, Brian and his wife moved to the United States where they both have taught Spanish and pursued higher education degrees. Brian joined ¡Gradúate! in 2015.
“I have loved teaching various subjects over the years. However, success coaching has been a very unique and personal experience in encouraging Hispanic youth to excel in all of their endeavors.”
Samantha was born in Santa Ana, California and went to school in Chatham County, NC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in May 2019, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Political Science. During college, she worked for the CAMINOS research lab and is also currently working for the Development, Culture, and Health lab. Her interests include the development of cultural and social concepts and how they influence the way people think and make decisions. In the future, Samantha hopes to attend graduate school and publish a research paper.
Fernanda is a Raleigh native. Fernanda graduated from Cary High School and is currently attending Wake Technological Community College for computer science. Fernanda comes from a Mexican family household and the first to continue her education after high school. She hopes to transfer to NC State and continue her engineering degree. Some of Fernanda's hobbies and interests are walks, makeup, and working on her car. Fernanda is very excited to work with the NCSHP as their Communication and Marketing intern.
Communications and Marketing Intern
Coach Enrique was born in Bogota, Colombia. Enrique graduated from LaSalle University with a degree in Architecture. He has been in the US since June 2000 and has been involved with students in different coaching positions; from Soccer Coach to Spanish teacher, Coach Enrique has lived in Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and recently moved to Cary with his family. “I am very excited to join ¡Gradúate! Because I loved to help youth students and be able to see them succeed in pursuing their dreams.”
Winnie is originally from Uganda, Africa but has been in the U.S for 17 years. She graduated from Wake Tech in May of 2015 with an Advertising and Graphic Design degree. Winnie is currently working as a Freelancer which has allowed her to utilize her love and knowledge of art/design to communicate the ideas of her clients effectively. When she’s not designing, Winnie is sharpening her photography skills, painting, or finding a new Netflix series to indulge in.