Miss Connecticut USA – Karla


Karla Aponte Roque was born in Caguas, Puerto Rico and is fluent in English, Spanish, and French. She graduated from Albertus Magnus College with a Bachelor’s degree in Biology & Chemistry, while minoring in Psychology & Pre-Pharmacy in 2019. In 2022, she graduated from Fairfield University’s accelerated nursing program earning her a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Business Administration with a concentration in Healthcare Management. Karla is a registered nurse on a Medical-Telemetry unit at Yale New Haven Hospital. She is an advocate for health in all of its dimensions, working closely with the American Heart Association, Alzheimer’s Association, and American Cancer Society among several other organizations.  Karla has numerous awards for her academic and philanthropic work including Walsh Family Memorial Award (for highest science GPA), Gamma Kappa Pi Honor Society, A.M.C Honor’s Award, Veteran’s Affairs VALOR Award, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.