Carolina Mejia

Carolina Mejia

Thurston County (WA) Board of Commissioners, District 1, WA

Carolina is a mom, longtime community volunteer, and Judicial Assistant with the Thurston County Superior Court. Born in Honduras, Carolina came to the United States at the age of 11 with her parents. She quickly integrated into her new community and found herself eagerly interpreting for her family and other immigrants. Her first foray into community service began in high school after volunteering with Bedford Bridges, an organization that focuses on creating connections between local government and the community.

After graduating from Christian Brothers University with a B.A in Business Administration and minor in Pre-Law, Carolina settled in Olympia, WA to reunite with her parents and start a family. Her experience led her to work at a local law firm that specialized in immigration and personal injury, where she is credited with steering the firm's budget from a deficit to a revenue surplus. Currently, Carolina works closely with Judges and Thurston County workers as an employee with the Thurston County Superior Court. Not content with just these efforts, Carolina is an active volunteer with OneAmerica, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project, and serves as a proud member of the Thurston County Democrats.

Carolina’s education, personal experiences, and professional background have taught her valuable lessons that are instrumental in guiding her work. She has a strong desire to serve our community and enhance its richness and diversity. Carolina will encourage the responsible use of land and resources while simultaneously stimulating economic and structural growth. She also promotes fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency concerning the budget, and plans on finding more innovative ways to produce revenue in our county.