Born and raised in Maine, Caroline graduated with Phi Betta Kappa and honors from Wellesley College with a degree in environmental studies and jazz & world music. Caroline’s work in food justice began in high school at Cultivating Community, a local nonprofit that taught her how to maintain an urban farm and to advocate for herself, her peers, and her food system. During her time at Wellesley, Caroline connected her passion for food justice with academic research in environmental law, public policy, and community identities. She brought these interests with her to work as an intern at DC Greens, where she supported community food access programs and researched policy options available to the District of Columbia to make food as medicine a reimbursable expense within Medicaid.
Field placement: Greater Cincinnati Regional Food Policy Council
Policy placement: The Brookings Institution