Carunya (Caro) Achar is a passionate political social worker and proud Houstonian who serves as the engagement coordinator at the ACLU of Texas.
Caro received her bachelor's of science degree in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University, where she spent the bulk of her campus career leading student-labor solidarity campaigns. After graduation, Caro worked as an organizer for National Nurses United, where she successfully organized unions at hospitals in Tucson, Ariz., Los Angeles, Calif., and Asheville, N.C. She then transitioned her experience in the labor movement into economically just climate policy as the strategic researcher / Maryland organizer for the Labor Network for Sustainability.
Over the summer of 2021, Caro returned to her hometown to pursue a master's degree in social work at the University of Houston's Graduate College of Social Work, where she also worked as a graduate assistant on the community-based participatory research study “Reducing Civic Inequality: Facilitating and Barriers to AAPI Youth Civic Engagement.”
She's enthusiastic about bringing her organizing expertise and passion for community care to the ACLU of Texas. Both her personal and professional endeavors are soundtracked by fellow Houstonian and national treasure, Beyoncé.