Caroline Michael Asiala

Special Projects and Communications Lead

Based in Quito, Ecuador, Caroline originally joined Asylum Access as a Communication and Development Intern in the summer of 2015. Since she has held various positions and now leads digital communications, including social media platforms and media relations to inform our communities and build a movement to change the conversation from one about refugees’ needs to refugees’ rights. She also supports the Strategy and Innovation Department to develop special projects and strategies that improve the organization’s effectiveness in rapidly changing refugee response contexts.

Before joining Asylum Access, Caroline worked as a volunteer in local organizations in Quito, coordinating after-school and summer program activities for underserved children and conducting a needs assessment for a women’s economic empowerment program. As a student research assistant she conducted a 4-month interview study on medicinal plants in an indigenous community in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Health from Alma College, and speaks English and Spanish.

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