Carolina Pfister is a writer, media artist, and nonprofit director who did the bulk of her growing up in Brazil with quick  interludes abroad. She last came to the USA for an MFA and ended up an incidental immigrant. Now a nonprofit director in the Pacific Northwest and a maker of audio stories


As a resident of the land of in-between — a common phenomena for the multi-cultural set — Carolina believes that to be present and engaged with our communities and place is at the heart of what it means to be home. 


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2020 Artist Residency Hypatia-in-the-Woods 

2019 Artist Residency Caldera Community 

2019 Third Coast International Audio Festival & Conference Volunteer Cohort

2019 Artist Talk: ScaleHouse Voices

2019 Essay Publication: Motherhood is not a gap on my resume - Motherhood Magazine

​2018 Artist Residency Caldera 

​2017 Grant Regional Arts and Culture Council Project 

2015 Essay Publication: Worldviews -  Planet Drum

2014 Screenings by invitation: Indie Festival, Matilha Cultural (São Paulo, Brazil)

2014 Music: Wrecker (bass/some lyrics/some vocals - 7", LP)

2013 Screening: Cinemateca Brasileira, São Paulo, BR

2013 Screenings: Official Selections: Chicago International Movies and Film Festival, In-Edit Brasil, CBGB Festival, Curitiba International Film Festival, 7˚ Festival CineMúsica

2013 Award: Silver Documentary Feature at JamFest Film Fest

2013 Screenings by invitation: Reciprocity (Milwaukee), Blackwater Records (Portland)

2005 Award: Women in Film Emerging Latina Filmmaker 

2003 Screenings: Chicago Women's Film Festival, Chicago Anarquist Film Festival

2002 Award: Chicago Emmy Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programming 

2002 Essay Publication: Bikini Border Bandit - Bored Mag

2001 Short Film featured in a Miranda July Chainletter Tape

2001 Segment producer for Public Television

2000 MFA Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship

Late 90's Art Director for MTV Brasil & self published zine Água

90's Music: No Class (lyrics/vocals), TPM (bass/some lyrics)


2018 - now: Executive Director for Washington based outdoor immersion and community engagement for underserved youth (CultureSeed grants: Patagonia Environmental Grant, Group Health Foundation Community Grant, Charlotte Martin Foundation, Oregon Community Foundation, Gorge Community Foundation, etc.)

2011- 2012 Communications Director for Mozambique based Permaculture Reference Center

2008 - 2010 Communications Director & Environmental Justice Program Coordinator for Chicago based international relief NPO

2008 Volunteer Food Security communications and outreach for urban permaculture, São Paulo (BR)

2007 Signature Leadership Evanston Program Scholarship

2006 - 2007 Co-founder & Executive Director for Chicago based inner city cultural center

2007 Volunteer co-founder inner city farmer's market

2002 - 2005 Art Educator for inner city Milwaukee nonprofit

late 90's Art Educator Museum of Modern Art, São Paulo (BR)