Caroline Kim Palacios '07
Los Angeles, CA
Diplomacy & World Affairs Double Major
dsrptq ventures + THE SMARTMASQ
Founder & Executive Fellow
Campus Involvement/Special Programs:
Swimming; Water Polo; UN Program; ASOC; Residential Education; Oxy Fund
Master of Public Administration & Certificate in Public Policy
Favorite MP/Cooler Food:
Carne Asada from the MP Grill Station
Best Oxy Class:
Development Economics w/ Giorgio Secondi + Kinesiology 101 w/ Stuart Rugg
Groups I Identify With:
Any! But, also - Women founder + Entrepreneur & AAPI (Korean-American)
I'm a social sector leader, fundraiser, and entrepreneur with experience in the nonprofit and small business sectors. As a consultant, I help organizations navigate change through disruptions, achieve sustainable growth, and amplify impact. I am currently serving as a FUSE Corps Executive Fellow on a project to increase support for women & BIPOC-owned small businesses through the City of Los Angeles' Economic & Workforce Development Department. I am also the founder of THE SMARTMASQ - a line of patented sports performance products.
FOMO is fake. There is no "right" way. Always bet on yourself & take up space in ways that create opportunities for others.