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Carolina is a writer, multimedia artist, and organization builder. In both Brazil and the USA she has worked with media, art organizations, and co-founded youth serving nonprofits. She received an emerging Latina Filmmakers Award from Women in Film, was a recent mentee with Writer to Writer AWP’s Mentorship Program, and had formative experiences in music. Carolina is currently working on a book that blends cultural criticism and memoir, untangling multicultural in-betweenness and the outcasting that begins in the home. 


Carolina (que era Carol no Brasil) é artista-escritora multicultural e diretora de ONG no noroeste Norte Americano. No Brasil e nos EUA, trabalhou profissionalmente com mídia, organizações de arte, e fundou organizações focada em jovens. Carolina recebeu o prêmio "Emergent Latina Filmmakers" da Women in Film, acaba de terminar uma mentoria com a Association of Writers & Writing Programs, e teve experiências formativas tocando em bandas. Carolina atualmente trabalha em um livro que mistura crítica cultural e memórias, desembaraçando seu entremeio multicultural e a exclusão que começa em casa.

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2020-23 Artist Residency Hypatia-in-the-Woods; Mentee with Writer to Writer AWP’s Mentorship Program 

2019 Artist Residency Caldera Community; Artist Talk: ScaleHouse Voices; Third Coast International Audio Festival & Conference Volunteer Cohort

​2018 Artist Residency Caldera

​2017 Grant: Oregon Regional Arts and Culture Council Project (Interview)

2016 Motherhood Magazine: Motherhood is not a gap on my resume, Planet Drum: Worldviews 

2013-14 Screenings by invitation: Indie Festival, Matilha Cultural and Cinemateca Brasileira (São Paulo, Brazil), Reciprocity, Blackwater Records (USA); Official Selections: Chicago International Movies and Film Festival, In-Edit Brasil, CBGB Festival, Curitiba International Film Festival, 7˚ Festival CineMúsica; Award: Silver Documentary Feature at JamFest Film Fest

2001-05 Miranda July Chainletter Tape; Award: Women in Film Emerging Latina Filmmaker, Chicago Emmy Outstanding Achievement for Informational Programming; Screenings: Chicago Women's Film Festival, Chicago Anarchist Film Festival

2001 Segment producer for Public Television

2000 MFA Teaching Assistant Full Scholarship

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


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 youth free and ongoing Outdoor Immersion and Mental Health. 

2011-13 Communications Director for Mozambique based Permaculture Reference Center

2008-10 Communications Director & Food Security Program Coordinator for Chicago based international relief NPO

2006-07 Co-founder & Executive Director for youth cultural center; Volunteer co-founder farmer's market; Signature Leadership Evanston Program Scholarship

2002-05 Art Educator for Milwaukee NPO

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



≈≈ burning houses on homepage by @tomasspicolli

≈≈ portrait by Salton Sea by @andrew_kuykendall_gallery

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