Carolina is a Dutch qualified optometrist and orthoptist with over ten years of clinical experience and currently working at Alcon in the USA as a Senior Clinical Development & Medical Affairs Project Lead for Vision Care. Prior to her role at Alcon, she worked as a Research Assistant Professor at the University of Houston in the US. Carolina earned her PhD at the Brien Holden Vision Institute and University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. Her track record includes 12 years of experience setting up and leading a non-government organization that provides eye care in Africa (The Optical Foundation), co-founding a startup company in science communication, setting up and co-chairing the University of Houston Postdoc Association, and several years of teaching in the Netherlands, Ghana and Australia. Carolina is a member of the program committee of the Netherlands Contact Lens Congress.