Palo Alto, CA

Carol Espinosa is a parent, community volunteer and fiber artist. Before parenthood, her career was in technology, working at Peninsula Computer Company, Vectron and Apple, Inc.. Having lived within walking distance of Stanford University for most of her life, she is well-connected with local resources.

As a community volunteer, she has served on the boards of the Palo Alto Community Childcare, the PA-MP Junior League, Assets for All Alliance, the Ladera Community Association and the Las Lomitas Education Foundation. She has volunteered with local schools, the Girl Scouts, Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST), the Mid-Peninsula Regional Open Space District (MROSD), the Sierra Club and with community organizations throughout the Junior League.

Artistically, she is currently exploring exotic fibers ranging from silk to camel, yak and bison. Carol and her husband are active philanthropists, supporting and volunteering with educational and environmental organizations, including the Computer History Museum, Hidden Villa, the Riekes Center, PIE Ranch, the Marine Sciences Institute and a number of schools. Carol’s philanthropic activities can be very hands-on, as when she led kayaking trips through the sloughs of Redwood City to help POST save Bair Island.

Carol received a BA in History with a minor in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, which included a year of student at University College, London.

Fellow: Chris Espinosa