Acting Vice President, Government Affairs
Caroline will advance federal conservation policies in Congress and with the Administration for the National Wildlife Refuge Association, focusing on federal conservation funding and legislation affecting the National Wildlife Refuge System. She will also help lead the Cooperative Alliance for Refuge Enhancement (CARE).
Before accepting this position with the Refuge Association, Caroline was with Ducks Unlimited (DU) where she worked as a Governmental Affairs Representative for seven years. She led DU’s advocacy on the appropriations process to increase funding for U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service programs such as the National Wildlife Refuge System, North American Wetlands Conservation Act (NAWCA), and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). Caroline was also the CARE representative for DU.
Caroline earned her law degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law and a Bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN. She is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and South Carolina. Before going to Ducks Unlimited, she worked as a community economic development volunteer for the Peace Corps in Ukraine, a private attorney, and family court prosecutor.