The Texas Campaign is thrilled to welcome Carolina Salmeron, MPH as their new Senior Project Director. In this role, she leads two projects targeting youth in-care: the Houston-based Collaborative for Youth in Care (CLYC) and the statewide Texas Foster Youth Health Initiative (TFYHI).


Carolina is a fierce reproductive health advocate with a strong interest in health care access for vulnerable populations, particularly youth. She earned a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins where she specialized in health in crisis and global health. In her most recent role as a Program Officer for the Bill & Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins, she directed multiple projects and initiatives including a global youth family planning champions project and co-chaired the Youth Subcommittee of the largest scientific family planning conference in the world. Carolina brings extensive research, leadership and strategy development experience, as well as extensive experience working with youth, immigrant populations and community partners.


Established in 2009, the Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy is a non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to reducing the rate of unintended teen pregnancy in Texas through research, advocacy, collaboration, and training. The organization is headquartered in Austin, Texas. Learn more at