Class Aides Committee Co-Chair
Carol jokes that she is now in her third career, as a community activist and volunteer. With a PhD in French, she enjoyed a first career teaching French at the Catholic University of America, the University of Louisville, and at Westminster College in Pennsylvania. In her second career, she served 27 years as a career diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service, with assignments from Kathmandu, Nepal, to Cameroon, Peru, Bolivia, and Austria. After her 2011 retirement, she helped found the Crystal City Civic Association in 2014 and served as its President from 2017 to 2021 — with development and Amazon’s HQ2 high on her agenda. She also helped found Livability22202, a coalition of the 3 civic associations in the 22202 zip code. Her many volunteer assignments have included ushering at local theaters, as a Docent at the Library of Congress, creation of the Highlands Urban Garden (HUG) in Virginia Highlands Park, and Class Aide for Encore Learning (a member for 10 years).