Carola Mandelbaum

Managing Director – Creative Learning

Carola Mandelbaum is the Managing Director for Creative Learning, and as such she oversees the overall management of the organization including programs, financial systems, operations and business development. Carola acts as a liaison with the CL Board of Directors and interacts with CL donors.

From 2010 to 2012, Carola was also the Program Director for the Department of State-funded Regional Forensic Assistance Network and the Peru Forensic Assistance Program. Before that, she was Project Manager for other Department of State-funded activities including forensic assistance and human rights programs in Guatemala and Peru. She also co-founded CL’s School-2-School© Program which now resides under CL’s American Unofficial Ambassadors Division.

With over 13 years of experience of managing international development and human rights activities, she has experience managing large and small management programs from a variety of donors, developing the capacity of NGOs, and working in complex environments. Carola is Argentinean and holds a Joint MA in Latin American Studies and Journalism from New York University and a BA in Political Science with a focus international relations from Universidad de San Andres in Buenos Aires, Argentina.