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Caroline Kim Palacios '07


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Los Angeles, CA

Oxy Major/Minor:  

Diplomacy & World Affairs Double Major

Current Company:

dsrptq ventures + THE SMARTMASQ

Current Position:

Founder & Executive Fellow

Campus Involvement/Special Programs:

Swimming; Water Polo; UN Program; ASOC; Residential Education; Oxy Fund

Secondary Schooling:

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.

Career Advice:

FOMO is fake. There is no "right" way. Always bet on yourself & take up space in ways that create opportunities for others.

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