Carol grew up in Levittown, Pennsylvania and received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from LaSalle College in 1982. Carol has worked in a variety of industries including government, business, and higher education. She has held positions such as programmer, management consultant, technician, technology manager, academic computing manager and technology leader. She began her career as a programmer working for the US Department of Defense in Washington D.C. in 1982. She then moved back to Pennsylvania and worked as a programmer and management consultant for Deloitte Haskins & Sells then Deloitte & Touche . Her next move was to Rider University and higher education where Carol has spent 15 years in variety of rolls ranging from technical support staff , Director of Academic Computing, and Associate Vice President for Information Technology(10 years). Carol is the primary contact for Educause at Rider and is currently serving on the Mid Atlantic Regional Conference Program Committee and as an Educause national conference volunteer. She is also serving on the Board of Trustees for NJEdge, the New Jersey Higher Education technology organization.