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Carolina Abuelo MD MSc was an innkeeper in San Francisco prior to attending medical school at Duke University. While obtaining her MD, she did research on trachoma in Tanzania that led to a Master of Sciences from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She then trained in internal medicine at the Beth Israel Deaconess in Boston. Upon graduation, Dr. Abuelo used her Spanish language and cultural skills as a primary care physician for Boston's Latino community from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Guatemala, and Puerto Rico. Currently, she is one of two HIV Medical Association Clinical Fellows in the country. Her fellowship is based at Brown University where she also does research related to HIV such as on Human Papilloma Virus and clinical trials in HIV positive individuals.