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Caroline Rothstein

Caroline Rothstein is a New York City-based award-winning writer, performer, activist, and educator. She has been performing spoken word poetry, public speaking, and facilitating workshops at colleges, schools, organizations and performance venues worldwide for over a decade. Caroline’s motto is "From Adversity Comes Triumph,” empowering individuals to embrace self-confidence and authenticity, and encouraging audiences and readers alike to find strength in their vulnerability to embrace the power of their own story and voice.

Having attended Camp Walden for Girls in Denmark, Maine, throughout her childhood she returned to spend four summers working there as a counselor. As the Activities Coordinator, she scheduled daily activities for the entire camp (over 200 people!). She also spent two summers running the water-skiing department, and three years as a bunk counselor. Caroline currently sits as President Emeritus of the Board of Directors for Mental Fitness, Inc, and is a youth mentor at Urban Word NYC. She has a B.A. in classical studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.S. from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Her writing has appeared in Cosmopolitan, BuzzFeed, Narratively, The Forward, and elsewhere.