Carol started at US Chess in October 2017. Before coming on board, she spent more than a decade in leadership for a NASA and NOAA-funded community of earth scientists and technology professionals. “Much like US Chess, this community both challenged and rewarded me with professional growth and wonderful relationships.” Since joining US Chess Carol says, “I have learned a lot about the game, its culture, and its benefits. Chess offers something for everyone whether it be competition, sharpened focus, time with a friend or family, or an adrenaline rush during blitz. One need not be a genius to be a chess player—it simply depends on what you are looking for from the game.” Outside of chess and work, she loves to be outdoors hiking, walking, riding her road bike, and kayaking. She also enjoys spending time with her family engaged in active pursuits and cooking (and eating!) a variety of ethnic cuisines.