≈≈ Carolina is currently a nonprofit director in the Columbia Gorge region, a recent maker of audio stories, and now finishing a collection of prose & poetry on the in-between experience—a common phenomena for the multi-cultural set. She has worked in media and nonprofits in both Brazil and the USA. Carolina's nonprofit work has often focused on youth, at first through art education with museums and art organizations, or as co-founder of a cultural center to name a few.  All of her work revolves around questions of equity, place, and belonging, through civic engagement, writing, art and everyday life. Carolina was  involved in independent music and art movement building in 90's São Paulo, Brazil, and early 2000 USA—foundational experiences she draws from to this day.

Carolina (que era Carol no Brasil) é diretora de ONG, criadora recente de histórias em áudio, hoje terminando um livro sobre residir entre mundos — um fenômeno comum para multiculturais. Carolina trabalhou em mídia e ONG's no Brasil e nos EUA, sempre explorando acesso, equidade, lugar, e pertencimento. Seus meios são engajamento cívico, escrita, arte e o dia a dia. Carolina fez parte da música e arte independente dos anos 90 em São Paulo e começo dos anos 2000 nos EUA—referências que continuam presente até hoje.

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2020 Artist Residency Hypatia-in-the-Woods 

2019 Artist Residency Caldera Community

2019 Artist Residency The Sou'wester

2019 Third Coast International Audio Festival & Conference Volunteer Cohort

2019 Artist Talk: ScaleHouse Voices

​2018 Artist Residency Caldera

​2017 Grant: Regional Arts and Culture Council Project (Interview for audio work I See You)

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

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, Blackwater Records 

2005 Award: Women in Film Emerging Latina Filmmaker 

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

2002 Award: Chicago Emmy Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programming 

2001 Short Film featured in a Miranda July Chainletter Tape

2001 Segment producer for Public Television

2000 MFA Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship

90's Art Director for MTV Brasil + music + zines


2018 - ongoing: Executive Director for CultureSeed, a nonprofit in the Columbia Gorge, the largest national scenic area in the United States and a rural region with pronounced economic disparities. CultureSeed offers underserved youth long-term Outdoor Immersion and Outdoor Mentorship with a focus on Mental Health. 

2011- 2013 Communications Director for Mozambique based Permaculture Reference Center

2008 - 2010 Communications Director & Food Security Program Coordinator for Chicago based international relief NPO

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

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