Born in Connecticut, Caroline and her family moved to Florida and then Illinois where she did most of her growing up. Music city called for college where she loved her time at Vanderbilt pursuing an interdisciplinary major and captaining the equestrian team. From Nashville, Caroline moved back out East to the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University where she completed the dual DVM-MPH program. After receiving her doctorate, she returned to Nashville for an equine rotating internship at Tennesee Equine Hospital. Having missed Massachusetts, she then headed back to Tufts to complete her Large Animal Internal Medicine residency. During internship and residency, Caroline felt especially motivated and curious about her patients affected with gastrointestinal disorders and specifically colitis. Her residency research work revolved around the equine fecal microbiome, how it changes in colitis, and how it can be manipulated through treatments like fecal microbiota transplantation. Her professional interests include comparative and translational gastrointestinal research with a focus on gastrointestinal stem cells and manipulating the microbiome. Her ultimate goal following her PhD at NCSU is a faculty position providing clinical internal medicine coverage and clinical research at a university veterinary hospital.