Carolyn graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Care) and a Master of Education in Curriculum Studies. She holds a Certificate in Intercultural Studies from UBC and is a Qualified Administrator for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI). As an early childhood educator (ECE) and special educator, Carolyn’s work has always revolved in the diversity and inclusion space.
Over the past 30 years, she has advocated and worked for the shift in ece perspective, first from mono-cultural to multi-cultural and then later progressing to an inclusive, intercultural and anti-bias perspective. She is currently an early childhood education instructor at a local community college but most of her work week is in the college’s Centre for Intercultural Engagement in the role of Intercultural Engagement Consultant.
Carolyn has two teen-aged children who are active in sports so on weekends and in the evenings, she is most often found either at the hockey rink or the softball diamond.