Dr. Carolina Young

Dr. Carolina Young

Dr. Carolina Ferrerosa Young is a policy advisor on the Future of Work and responsible capitalism in the office of U.S. Senator Mark Warner. In this capacity, she oversees the Senator’s legislative portfolio on the changing nature of work, 21st century skills training, and an inclusive economy. A political scientist by training, she received her M.A., MPhil, and Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University as a National Science Foundation graduate research fellow and an American Political Science Association (APSA) minority fellow. During graduate school, she served as a data science fellow on the analytics team at Hillary for America. She then wrote her dissertation on congressional representation while serving as a visiting scholar and William Steiger fellow at APSA’s Centennial Center for Political Science and Public Affairs in Washington, DC. Before graduate school, she was an impact evaluation researcher, working on randomized controlled trial evaluations of government programs in labor, education, nutrition, and disability policy. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia, and majored in Government at the University of Virginia. She currently lives in Reston, Virginia, with her husband, 5-month old son, and their 10-year old corgi, Eva.