Carol Schliesinger is a first year graduate student of the School of Journalism at the University of Texas. She is particularly interested in covering health care, labor rights and gender issues in China. Previously Schliesinger worked as the Director of Public Relations at Southwest Mental Health Center, a nonprofit psychiatric hospital for children in South Texas. Schliesinger also worked for Montemayor y Asociados, a Hispanic advertising agency. Her clients included Continental Airlines, Daimler Chrysler, and the Internal Revenue Service. Schliesinger serves on the board of directors of the San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists. She has also served on the board of the San Antonio Women's Chamber of Commerce and the San Antonio Chapter of the PRSA. She also volunteered with the Bexar County Mental Health Taskforce, San Antonio Mental Health Association, Blue Ribbon Task Force on Child Abuse and the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Schliesinger received the 2006 PRSA Del Oro Horizon Award and was named "2006 Employee of the Year" at Southwest Mental Health Center. She received the San Antonio Business Journal Health Care Hero Award for Community Outreach in 2005. Originally from Argentina, Schliesinger obtained a bachelor's degree in International Business & Marketing from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.