Carolina was Sergio Vieira de Mello's partner. She has a decade of experience working at the United Nations, at the headquarters in New York, and on UN peace-keeping missions. In East Timor, she was engaged in the transformation of the government ending with the declaration of the independence in 2002. She served in Baghdad was during the US war in Iraq, developing programs for employability and economic rights of widows. Since surviving the terrorist attack to the UN office in Baghdad in 2003, and fighting PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Syndrome), she started the regional office in South America for a Swiss NGO, coordinated international assistance at the Brazilian Agency for Cooperation, and taught at the university level at the Pontifícia Universidade Católica and the IBMEC University in Brazil. Currently she is a Fellow at Harvard University, on issues related to public policy in Brasil and Argentina.