Caroline received her bachelor's degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from the University of Virginia, where she specialized in Water Resources. While at UVA, she worked on a student-led water and health project in the rural Limpopo Province of South Africa that established a factory to produce ceramic water filters, a cheap but effective point-of-use treatment. 
This project is ongoing and is partially supported by the Louis Trichardt Rotary Club (South Africa) and the Rockingham County Rotary Club (Virginia, USA). After graduating, Caroline moved to Austin to learn about Texas water resources and worked at the Texas Rural Water Association and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality. She returned to school to study hydrogeology as a master’s student at UT-Austin.Caroline is thrilled to receive the Global Grant Scholarship to study Hydraulic Engineering and River Basin Development at the IHE Institute for Water Education in Delft, Netherlands. The 18-month master’s program is taught by Dutch and international water experts and emphasizes integrated solutions to the complex challenges of sustainable water supply and community development. After completing the program, Caroline hopes to work as a water resources engineer and looks forward to partnering with Rotary on water and sanitation projects. She is tremendously grateful for Rotary’s support and would like to especially thank the members of the Global Grant Scholarship Committee.
Thanks to the Rotary Club of Austin for sponsoring Caroline.