Carolina Kwok is the Acting Senior Portfolio Manager with Grand Challenges Canada’s Development Innovation Team, in which capacity she focuses on sourcing and supporting innovations as they Transition to Scale, and providing strategic oversight to the Stars in Global Health seed funding program.
Carolina has had over eight years of experience in implementing and managing global health programs in Africa and Asia. Prior to joining GCC, Carolina worked Clinton Health Access Initiative as a program manager, overseeing market access projects to ensure sustainable and equitable access to the optimal tuberculosis technologies in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, India, Myanmar, Vietnam and Lao PDR. She had previously worked in scaling up HIV counseling and testing, and family planning services in a mining province in Zambia, and conducted research in the areas of HIV, MNCH, tobacco policies and multi-drug resistant tuberculosis. She also serves as Global Health Corps adviser, providing mentorship to young public health professionals starting their careers in global health. Carolina completed her physiotherapy training at McGill University and worked in the areas of neurological rehabilitation in Toronto and Vancouver prior to attaining her MPH from Simon Fraser University.