Emilia Carrera serves as a Director for the Global Vaccination Initiative. In her role, she manages a portfolio of partners that implement country-led efforts that increase demand to fully vaccinate at-risk populations in low-and middle-income countries, including in East and Southern Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition, she manages a portfolio of implementation partners for the Foundation’s Covid-19 testing, tracing, and vaccination initiatives in Latin America and the Caribbean and in the United States.
Emilia joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2019 when she started as part of the Equity and Economic Opportunity team, serving as the relationship and grant manager to catalyze public and private sector investments in U.S. cities and support BIPOC populations achieve economic stability. Prior to joining the Foundation, Emilia served as a Senior Program Manager for the 100 Resilient Cities initiative where she managed delivery of a resilience program in more than ten cities across Latin America and the Caribbean, Europe, and the U.S. Previously, Emilia worked in public and global health implementing HIV, sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and infant health programs in various regions. She has experience working with and in the public sector, research institutions, NGOs and private implementing partners.
Emilia received her Master of Public Health from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health and her B.A. in Biology from the University of Chicago.