Caroline Pounds

MA Program Associate

Caroline is Program Associate at the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. In this role, she oversees the Macy Faculty Scholars Program and also assists the President with various writing and communications projects. 

Caroline has more than 10 years of experience working with students and faculty in medical and biomedical education. Prior to her work with the Macy Foundation, Caroline oversaw the Biomedical Careers Initiative (BCI) internship program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a program that aims to give biomedical PhD students the opportunity to explore and prepare for careers outside of academia by way of internships. While at Johns Hopkins, Caroline also led the launch of a mentor matching program, pairing biomedical PhD students with professionals in the biotech industry who had agreed to serve as a mentor for a Hopkins graduate student. 

Prior to her time at Johns Hopkins, Caroline served as a program manager at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine where she worked with a team of faculty career advisors and the dean of students to advise fourth-year medical students throughout the residency application process. 

 Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Centre College and a Master of Arts in Publishing and Writing from Emerson College in Boston.