Carina Mills, AIA – V.P. / Pres.-Elect and AIA California Council Rep.
Since graduating from Cal Poly Pomona my work has primarily focused on addressing the unique challenges of renovation projects. My experience started with retail renovations primarily, but for the past 7 years I have focused almost exclusively on healthcare work. I enjoy the complexity of the healthcare projects and have even gravitated toward the equipment heavy projects since I especially enjoy the cross discipline coordination.
After completing the licensure process in 2013, I joined the AIA in hopes of becoming increasingly involved with the organization. In my first year as a member, I attended the National Convention, where I caught a glimpse of the influence that the AIA offers. Last year I also relocated to Long beach, and have since joined the Long Beach | South Bay Chapter. I then immediately decided to take on a leadership role with the Board. I’m excited about current initiatives the AIA has taken on at a national level, and I’m looking forward to making our own impact at the local level.