As Chief Program officer, Carolina leads the strategic vision and planning of Teach For Ghana's programs which includes recruiting the right candidates to lead transformational outcomes, supporting participant's fellowship and alumni journey, and working with diverse stakeholders to catalyze TFG's impact. Prior to co-founding TFG, she served as an academic advisor at Legal Outreach, a non-profit organization bridging the educational gap between low-income communities and their wealthy counterparts by expanding educational opportunities. While at Legal Outreach, she resolved that all children deserve an equal chance to succeed and through TFG she works to actualize this goal for all youth worldwide.
As a native New Yorker growing up in Harlem, Carolina experienced first-hand the crippling and stratified educational systems that exist. She worked extensively with non-profits in the United States and abroad to help address some of the factors that reproduce inequity and perpetuate the cycle of poverty. While at NYU, she joined a team of seasoned researchers at The Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity (METRO) to further understand the educational opportunities available to Latino immigrant youth. Additionally, she spent a significant time abroad, particularly in Ghana understanding the Ghanaian educational system. In 2009, she spent six months studying at the University of Ghana and in 2014 joined a team for the summer under the auspice of NYU-Ghana visiting and researching Ghanaian schools and speaking with students, headmasters, and political figures to pioneer ways to reform the educational system in Ghana. Carolina earned a Masters degree in Sociology and Education from New York University (NYU) and completed her undergraduate degree from Tufts University where she studied International Relations and Peace and Justices Studies.