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Carla Zelada

Carla Zelada

About Me


I attended the College of St. Catherine (now St. Catherine University) in St. Paul, Minnesota and graduated in 1997 with a degree in Spanish, and substantial coursework in the Education department.  During my college years I played in the Orchestra (and served as both President and Director of Karma on the Orchestra's Executive Committee) and did volunteer work with the senior citizens in the neighboring community.  My campus jobs included working in the library stacks, assisting with the Adelante Latina program in the Multicultural and International Programs and Services Office, working as a Spanish tutor in the Language Lab, and serving as the Spanish Departmental Assistant.

From 1997-2007 I taught Spanish levels 1-6 at Johnson High School in St. Paul, Minnesota.  I also advised the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) Group, and was on the Site Council and the Faculty Advisory Board in addition to being Chair of the World Languages Department.  

I came to Carleton Admissions in 2007, and focused on coordinating multicultural recruitment.  I still love helping with these efforts efforts, and now also work with the Team that supports Visits, Processing, International students and the Alumni Admissions Representative Program.  I have consistently traveled to Southern California.  On campus, I'm a big fan of Burton Dining Hall, lattes at the Weitz Cafe, and Dacie Moses.  

Favorite travels: to Guatemala, to visit family

Loves: cupcakes, corny jokes, gratitude and kindness

Spare Time: Chutes and Ladders, reinforcing please and thank you, reading bedtime stories and supervising outings at the playground

If there were even more hours in the day: Time with friends, books and (more!) food

Education & Professional History

At Carleton since 2007.


BA, Spanish (College of St. Catherine 1997)

MA, Teaching and Learning (St. Mary's University 2000.)


St. Paul Johnson High School, classroom teacher, 1997-2007

Profile updated January 17, 2017

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