Carina Powers a native of Salinas for most of her life and currently living in Monterey, California. She is a mother of 5 and a business owner of a successful Bridal Beauty Service.
Her Father marched along with Cesar Chavez in the early 70's in Salinas where Cesar Chavez was arrested. Her Father later attended several rallies bringing along Carina and her siblings for the experience. Activism has been engrained in her from a very young age it's in her blood. "We are the New Cesar Chavez Generation".
Having been raised in the east side of Salinas, she witnessed first hand the needs in her community. Spanish being her first language, she then later recognized that in her native tongue she would be able to help the under represented communities. After seeking truths in her culture she then learned of the oppressions that it has faced where she committed to be the voice for those unheard.
From a very young age Carina has worked in the fields during summers, from picking cherry tomatoes, strawberries and thinning (the process of removing weeds) where she learning strong work ethics. Her Mother successfully then got out of the fields into a Beauty Salon. Carina learned that hard work goes hand in hand with success. She than later worked in health care helping translate documents and in health care seminars.
Having worked in a Chiropractic office Carina then became informed of natural healing methods of which helped with her very own autoimmune issues such as endometriosis, hypothyroid & psoriasis. Despite having this knowledge her first child nearly succumbed to vaccine injury at birth.
Carina then became vocal and speaking out on the issue of vaccine injury. After realizing that no one seemed to care for these children. She then became involved by attending several rallies for SB277 in San Francisco, Sacramento & Santa Cruz.
During SB276 it became prevalent that the Latino community was not receiving the accurate information in their language to make the informed decisions pertaining to any medical procedures. This is where the birth of Latinos for Medical Freedom took place.