As a senior program officer for Ascendium Education Group, Carolynn partners with a diverse portfolio
of institutions and organizations to elevate opportunity and streamline key transitions for learners from
low-income backgrounds, especially those from historically underserved groups.
Carolynn previously worked for Kohler Foundation, Inc., where she managed grantmaking, scholarships and arts
programming. Carolynn was also the program director for the Community Foundation of Northeast Iowa, where she coordinated regional grantmaking and community development efforts.
Away from the office, Carolynn has volunteered for a variety of causes she cares about, including helping to found community-based organizations for women and the LGBTQ community.