Carolyn is the Founder and Executive Director of Project 351, which unites diverse 8th grade service ambassadors from every city and town in the Commonwealth for an inspirational year of community service and leadership development. Created as an event of Governor Deval Patrick’s second inaugural, Project 351 is now convened by Governor Charlie Baker.
Previously, Carolyn led corporate social responsibility at The Timberland Company, where, as Senior Director, she elevated Timberland’s social and environmental impact, citizen service, stakeholder engagement, and brand leadership.
Prior to her tenure in the private sector, Carolyn held numerous political, legislative and nonprofit leadership positions. She served as Director of National Affairs for City Year and provided corporate citizenship, communications and management strategy to numerous organizations including Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Room to Grow and uAspire.
Carolyn graduated from the College of the Holy Cross with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and received her Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Carolyn is a founding member of the Advisory Board for the Martin Richard Institute for Social Justice at Bridgewater State University and serves on the boards of the Corporation at Beacon Academy and UAspire First One. An inspired convener, she also co-founded a networking group for nonprofit women executives in 2012. Carolyn's dedication to social justice has been widely recognized, including by Holy Cross College Club of Boston, United Way, LIFT Boston, Irish America Magazine, and Harvard’s Phillips Brooks House Association.