As the organization's digital voice, Carmen crafts cross-sector messaging and campaigns using a racial equity lens for social change.

Carmen has led the digital strategy for projects at the World Bank Group including international finance forums across Europe and Africa. She’s led communications for a housing and community development association in initiatives focused on advocacy at the federal level. Her efforts resulted in the passage of the first significant housing legislation in more than a decade.

In addition, Carmen is an award-winning editor for several magazines: Greenville Business Magazine, Columbia Business Monthly and BELLE Magazine, all centered around economic development and women’s entrepreneurship. Carmen’s expertise in helping companies hone their digital voice in the social change space, stemmed from her experience as a lead graphic designer for national e-commerce brands Jackson and Perkins, Wayside Gardens and Park Seed.

Carmen holds a bachelor’s from Bennett College in Greensboro, N.C. and a master’s in the Journalism and Business dual program from the University of King’s College and Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.