Caroline is currently in the third year of her Ph.D. program in the Biology Department at the University of Louisville. She received her B.S. in biology from the University of South Carolina in 2013 and her M.S. in biology from Winthrop University in 2017. She has previously worked as a wildlife rehabilitation intern, a veterinary assistant at an emergency animal hospital, taught introduction to biology as an adjunct professor and has studied both American flamingos and African elephants in captive environments.
Caroline has always had a passion for other animals and a profound interest in empathy. How could a seemingly other-oriented characteristic evolve and persist? Under her PI, Dr. Lee Dugatkin, her dissertation research investigates the evolution of empathy in non-human animals.