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Carolyn Kowalski

111 Market Place, Suite 840, Baltimore MD 21202

Program Specialist

Carolyn joined the Center for a Livable Future in 2023 as a Program Specialist to help promote sustainable, climate-friendly diets and to collaborate with the Meatless Monday team. She brings with her experience and expertise in nutrition, global public health, and environmental science.

She earned a bachelor’s degree in nutrition from the University of Maryland, College Park, as well as a Master of Public Health degree from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. During her time in Chapel Hill, she worked with The Water Institute, where she assisted with research on the downstream health consequences of climate-related infrastructure failures.

In between earning her degrees, Carolyn spent a year with AmeriCorps in Washington State focusing on food security and education. After that, she spent several years collaborating with colleagues in West Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) access initiatives. These experiences led her to learn more about the water-energy-food-ecosystem nexus at UNC.

Carolyn describes herself as a hippie grandma sports fan and spends much of her free time recreating outdoors, roaming the farmers markets, reviving thrift store finds, doing the crossword, playing pickleball, and watching NCAA basketball and NWSL soccer games.