Rev. Carla Roland Guzmán was raised in Puerto Rico and is ordained in the Episcopal Church. She serves an inclusive, bilingual, and multicultural congregation in New York City. Rev. Roland has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Cornell University; a Master’s of Divinity from the Church Divinity School of the Pacific; a Master of Arts in Church History from the Graduate Theological Union; and recently earned her PhD in Theology from the University of Exeter (UK) and Hartford Seminary.
In the early 1990s she was involved with the LGBTQ community while at Cornell University, and that work led to the creation of the Cornell LGBTQ Resource Center, one of the earliest in the country. She recently served one year on the board of the Cornell University GALA. Her current interests include bringing the voices of people of color to LGBTQ institutions, as well as bringing LGBTQ voices to the Latinx/Hispanic Community, including churches. She has been a member of the CLGS Latinx Roundtable: Fe, Familia, Igualdad since its inception.