Carolina Prieto

Community Engagement Manager

Department: Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 617-933-0706


Carolina Prieto is the Community Engagement Manager in MAPC’s Department of Strategic Initiatives. Ms. Prieto develops and implements community engagement strategies that use creative techniques and that have a special focus on including historically underrepresented groups. As a skilled trainer and facilitator, she has developed Equitable and Inclusive Community Engagement trainings for staff and community partners.

Before joining MAPC, Ms. Prieto worked as a community engagement coordinator for the Boston Public Health Commission’s Office of Racial Equity and Health Improvement, where she developed a commission-wide equitable community engagement plan for internal and external stakeholders. Prior to that, she was a health education coordinator at Sociedad Latina and a community development and business coordinator for Go Local MetroBoston.

She graduated from Northeastern University in 2012 with a BA in Organizational Communications.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Advisory committee development and management
  • Qualitative data including Focus Groups and Interviews
  • Arts and Culture planning and engagement
  • Comprehensive plan engagement strategy
  • Survey development and implementation
  • Digital events, including open houses and workshops

Areas of Interest:

  • Creative placemaking and placekeeping
  • Regional artist housing and engagement
  • Racial equity and inclusion
  • SMS for engagement
  • Creative engagement practices in the digital realm
  • Bridging the digital divide