Carol studied anthropology at UCLA, always having a special interest in Africa. She was a dealer of ethnographic art and owner of the World Collection Gallery in Los Angeles, which took her traveling to West Africa on buying trips and fed her love for the art, culture, and history of the countries she visited. Carol was a national board member for the US Fund for UNICEF for 4 years and was one of the founding board members, serving 17 years on the US Fund’s Southern California Regional chapter.
In 2008, Carol founded Pilot Light, a foundation that works with people living in extreme poverty in Africa to help them to have a livable, sustainable income. It was through Carol’s travels with UNICEF to Uganda that she made friends and contacts in Africa that brought to her attention the types of problems that Pilot Light is focusing on. Carol is on the board of the Venice Heritage Foundation, which is working towards
building the Venice Heritage Museum in Venice, CA, where Carol lives with her husband. She has two adult children and has a passion for travel, cooking, baking, and eating.