Carol was adopted with her twin sister from South Korea and grew up in Maryland and rural Oregon. She has worked in the nonprofit sector as a domestic violence advocate, health educator, and organizational development and racial justice consultant and trainer. From 2000 to 2002, and again from 2010 to 2016, she worked for the state health agency, overseeing grants and contracts to culturally-specific community organizations and as equity and policy manager in the Oregon Health Authority Office of Equity and Inclusion, working with community partners to advance administrative and legislative policy that improved the health of marginalized communities.
She has served on the boards of the MRG Foundation, the Hambleton Project (support for lesbians with cancer and their partners) and the Oregon Coalition Against Domestic & Sexual Violence. She currently serves as the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager at Meyer Memorial Trust, a private foundation serving Oregon. Participating on the Pride Foundation’s board helps her bridge her commitment to both racial and LGBTQ justice. Carol is still madly in love with Kris, her partner of 25 years, and is obsessed with her two cats and karaoke.
Favorite Quote: “I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.” – Angela Davis
Favorite Place in the Northwest: Oregon