Originally from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Carolina has been in the Boston area for 13 years. She graduated from Northeastern University in 2010 with a BS in Economics, and is now a dual degree candidate pursuing a Masters in City Planning and in Real Estate Development. Before starting her studies at MIT, she worked for five years at an international urban development research institute where she specialized in strategic spatial planning for rapidly growing secondary cities in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeastern Europe. Her work focused on climate change adaptation for at-risk informal settlements, accountability in municipal administration, and public finance.
Through her joint program in planning and real estate, she hopes to pursue her interests in land policies that include marginalized communities in city development strategies, and in the intersection of public and private interests in real estate markets as a promising approach to equitable urban development.