Carolyn was was born in Connecticut. She was abandoned by both of her parents in infancy. Her biological mother and father disappeared without a trace shortly after she was born in 1945. She has never met the woman that gave birth to her. She has first hand knowledge of the pain, hurt, and suffering that a child has to endure when they are abandoned by their parents. She was placed in a Catholic orphanage at approximately the age of two. She lived in the orphanage from the age of two until the age of seven.She never met her biological mother or father. She was told that all of her blood relatives were dead the reason she was placed in an orphanage only to learn years later that blood relatives were alive and well. She was placed in her first foster home at the age of six and lived in this home until the age of seventeen. She was blessed to be raised in a Christian home environment. She was told by her high school counselor that she could never go to college because she was orphaned and then raised as a foster child. She did beat the odds. She earned her Associate of Arts degree in Early Childhood Education. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Geronology and Public Administration, and earned her Master's degree in Business Organizational Management. She is a woman of survival. She strives to be a positive role model for other people that have been orphaned or placed in foster care. She had the determination to turn a negative circumstances into positive outcomes. She is the author of "Guidelines for writing successful grant proposals for nonprofit organizations".