Caroline’s love of Congo began during her undergraduate years when she took a course on Modern Sub-Saharan Africa taught by a retired diplomat. After that course she spent a summer as an English teacher in DRC. Her B.A. in French and Political Science from Texas Tech University and her M.A. in International Affairs from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University encouraged her to pursue a career in international development. During her time at Texas A&M, she worked with the Center on Conflict and Development, an international development research lab, where she discovered her passion for international agricultural development and deepened her passion for seeing peace and development in DRC. After finishing her graduate studies, she served as a Murdock Fellow at World Vision, where she advised marketing teams on food security content and worked with corporate donors. Caroline also worked for the Post-Harvest Loss Innovation Lab at Kansas State University, where she supported the research of technologies and approaches that reduce post-harvest loss in developing countries. Her experience includes program management, grant writing, and donor relations with public, private, and individual donors. She is particularly interested in the intersection of higher education and international development and enjoys facilitating partnerships between university systems and NGOs. Caroline enjoys using her skills and experience as a board member for CI-USA.