About Me


Caroline Ouwerkerk is the Assistant Director of the Center for Social Concern and a lecturer in the Center for Leadership Education in the Whiting School of Engineering. At the Center for Social Concern, she supports the Student Ambassador Board, Alternative Breaks, pre-orientation programs, and community service student groups. She is particularly interested in undergraduate student leadership development in the context of social justice and civic engagement. 

At the Center for Leadership Education, she teaches a freshmen leadership seminar as well as courses on social entrepreneurship and leadership in civic engagement. Prior to joining Hopkins in February 2015, she was the founding Program Director of the University of Chicago Urban Network, and the Program Manager for Social Justice Initatives at the University of Chicago Community Service Center. She currently serves on the board of directors for the IMPACT National Conference on Service, Advoacacy, and Social Justice. Caroline received her A.B. in History, with honors, from the University of Chicago; an M.S.Ed. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania; a certificate in Creative Writing--Creative Nonfiction from the University of Chicago Graham School; and a certificate from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Executive Program for Emerging Leaders. 

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