Carolyn is and has been for 20 years the executive director of Farm Aid. Previous to that, she was an organizer with the Oil, Chemical, and Atomic Workers International Union and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers International Union. Both unions have since merged several times. She also founded the Armenia Tree Project based in Watertown, Massachusetts, and Yerevan, Armenia, and is very active on Armenian issues, traveling to Armenia several times a year. She likes to bike a lot. She walked the whole Camino in Spain over four years ago. She went to college and received a higher education.