Carolyn studied at Grinnell College in Iowa, emphasizing painting, drawing and printmaking. At Washington University in St. Louis, she intensified her focus on printmaking. Over time, Carolyn expanded her art practice to include 2D digital works and videos. This ultimately led her to create 3D digital images and turning them into physical sculptures. Her prints, videos and sculpture have been shown in galleries in Pittsburgh, New York and Minneapolis, and in recent exhibitions at Westmoreland Museum of American Art, Butler Institute of American Art (Trumbull), and Carnegie Museum of Art.