Carolina is the Associate Director with Grand Challenges Canada’s Global Health Innovation Team, in which capacity she focuses on investments that improve the lives of underserved women, girls and children in low-resource settings.
Carolina focuses her support on the maternal, newborn health and sexual and reproductive health portfolios. She also provides strategic oversight to the Stars in Global Health portfolio. 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 at the Clinton Health Access Initiative as a program manager, overseeing market access projects to ensure sustainable and equitable access to the optimal tuberculosis technologies. 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.
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.