Caroline oversees finance, operations, and housing development work at The Kelsey. Prior to joining The Kelsey she was a management consultant focused on corporate finance, and is a passionate housing advocate.
What part of The Kelsey’s mission are you proudest to be part of / support?
The housing affordability crisis in California has disproportionately affected people with disabilities and I am proud that we are focused on the production of more housing that is affordable, accessible, and inclusive. Witnessing my own mother who has disabilities be evicted several times from the area she grew up in, I saw firsthand how housing insecurity touches so many people, especially in the Bay Area.
What does it mean to you to be Disability-Forward? Why does it matter?
To me, disability forward means we are designing for people with disabilities first, and enabling others to benefit from that design. As a stroller user, I love curb cuts and couldn’t imagine a world without them. The Kelsey strives to shift the conversation from ‘designing places for people with disabilities because it is required by code’ to ‘designing places for people with disabilities because it creates a better product for all users”.