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Meet Carolina Silva

Community Service

Carolina has been an active advocate for special education through her participation in the Community Advisory Committee (CAC) in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, she participated in various career day events at underserved elementary schools in Los Angeles, where she spoke to elementary students about her background in Art and Design. In Pullman, Carolina was the chair of Franklin’s PTA Reflections Art Competition for two years.

Professional Experience

Carolina has 20+ years experience as a fashion designer in the NY and LA apparel market. After gaining her vast experience she decided to focus on imparting her love of fashion on the next generation of apparel designers at WSU.


Carolina received her BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI, and her MS in Apparel Design from Washington State University.


Carolina has lived in the City of Pullman since 2018. She moved to the area with her husband Jose, and two sons Luca (5th grade) and Charlie (who’s currently serving in the US Army). Carolina is a native New Yorker who moved to Los Angeles, CA in her mid-twenties, where she lived for 15+ years. Throughout her education and career, she has visited 20+ countries around the world and continuously visits her mother’s native country, Peru. Carolina and her husband were drawn to Pullman for its small-town atmosphere, the strong sense of community, and excellent quality of education within the schools. Carolina and her family found more than a place to live in Pullman, they found a community where they were welcomed and could grow through their involvement in a variety of activities and opportunities, giving back to the community they call home.

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