Carmela is a dancer and a Ph.D. student in New York City. She first heard about If These Halls Could Talk through the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Fordham University and initially wanted to participate in order to continue learning and dialoguing about institutional racism. What she found was a deep personal and emotional experience (a series of experiences, really) about love, growth, speaking your truth, the power of silence, and the hope of becoming better able to build community in movement.
Carmela still lives in the Bronx with her fiance. She finished her Phd this past June and started a job as a sociology professor at Mercy College in the Fall of 2021. And she dances a lot – which she says is all over social media.