A lifelong resident of Harlem, New York, Dr. Carol S. Morales was born, reared and educated in the community where she continues to work as a dentist and give back through volunteering.
After graduating from Washington Irving High School, Morales attended the City College of New York, receiving a degree in biological sciences. While completing her undergraduate coursework, Morales worked as a dental assistant in the office she now owns with her husband, Dr. Enrique Riggs. She received professional training from Howard University's College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C., where she earned the American Academy of Oral Medicine Award. After completing her residency in the Bronx, she has operated her own dental practice in Harlem since 1980.
Morales has been active in the community she calls home. She was selected to participate in a pilot project under the aegis of the William J. Clinton Presidential Foundation aimed at providing technical and business consulting to small businesses in Harlem. Additionally, she has worked with the Ice Hockey Program in Harlem, the Links Scholarship and Benefit Committee, and the Links Reading Project. Morales has also worked with the Links' Day Of The African Child Project, part of the International Trends Committee. She continues to participate in a number of professional associations, including the National Dental Society. Morales and her husband have been married since 1983.