Creating a more sustainable world has been Carol’s professional and personal passion for her entire adult life. As a seasoned sustainability professional, she has broad and deep environmental sustainability experience having held positions in global corporations, law, academia and government. Personally, she has been active in advancing environmental sustainability at the local and regional level.
She earned her undergraduate degree in ecology from Rutgers College, Rutgers University and her Juris Doctorate from the Maurice A. Deane School of Law, Hofstra University. She started her career at the United States Environmental Protection Agency where she held positions first, as an Environmental Scientist and then, as an Assistant Regional Counsel.
She was a former Vice President, Assistant General Counsel at Pfizer Inc where she managed the company’s worldwide environment, health and safety program. As a senior consultant with the Ernst & Young Climate Change and Sustainability Services Practice, Carol worked with C-suite management of companies looking to enhance their sustainability programs.
Carol believes the next meaningful steps towards a more sustainable world will be made as a consequence of a generational shift. As such, she is committed to sustainability education of tomorrow’s citizens and leaders. Her academic experience includes at Columbia University in an innovative program in sustainability management and as an adjunct faculty member at several area laws schools where she taught courses on climate change and other environmental law topics. The highlight of her teaching career was teaching law students in an eco-lodge in the Ecuadorean Andes.
Her public interest work has included board memberships with the Environmental Law Institute and New York League of Conservation Voters. She is one of the founding members and former chair of the Village of Larchmont, NY Committee on the Environment. She is proud to have been part of the Committee’s achievements – the Climate Action Plan, Pesticide Reduction Policy, Anti-idling Initiatives and the Bag Ordinance.