Class of 2020
Hometown: Raleigh, North Carolina
Research Interests: Refugees and displacement in the Arab world, sustainability and efficacy of humanitarian relief practices, conflict stabilization, the role of education and civil society in the Arab world
Caroline graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2015 with a dual B.A. in Political Science and Global Studies and a minor in Arabic. During her time at UNC, Caroline was a recipient of the Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowship and pursued intensive Arabic studies in Cairo in 2013 and Rabat in 2014. Her undergraduate honors thesis evaluated the capabilities of civil society and political institutions in the Arab world in the aftermath of the Arab Spring. After graduation, Caroline worked as a photo editor for Al-Monitor and English teacher for AMIDEAST in East Jerusalem. She was selected as a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellow in 2016 and conducted extensive research on Palestinian politics and nationalism as well as governance and social contracts in the Arab world. Prior to her studies at Georgetown, Caroline worked in Amman, Jordan teaching world history to middle and high school students and volunteered as an English teacher for Syrian refugees in Zaatari. While in MAAS, Caroline has has focused on the rights and opportunities of refugees and IDPs in the Arab world, particularly through the Graduate Certificate in Refugees and Humanitarian Emergencies. She has applied her academic experience at internships in the advocacy sphere with the International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps in Washington, DC, as well as through a field internship with the Danish Refugee Council in Beirut in the summer of 2019.