Carolina Ramazzina Van MoorselDirector, Award Management Unit, UNITED STATES United States
Carolina Ramazzina Van Moorsel was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. She holds a bachelor’s in law from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in Brazil and a masters in law (L.LM.) from the University of Illinois. While she pursued her L.LM., Carolina worked as an advocate and manager with La Línea, a hotline aiding immigrants in the Champaign-Urbana area. Upon graduating, she worked with Champaign County Health Care Consumers, which advances equal access to health care for all. From 2014-2017, Carolina worked at the National Immigrant Justice Center, representing children, youth, and adults asylum seekers from all over the world. She managed a network of over 2,000 volunteer attorneys, providing technical support to volunteers, and supervising coordinators and paralegals providing pro bono support. Carolina has supported international development programs since 2017. She managed programs in Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, eSwatini, DRC, Sudan, Ukraine and Russia on the areas of HIV prevention and treatment, women’s empowerment, mental health and psychosocial support for survivors of violence, anti-trafficking, and rule of law. Carolina started at IYF as a Program Manager for the South Africa portfolio, supporting programs on economic opportunity, youth agency, and systems overhauling. In January 2021 she became the Award Management Unit (AMU) Director, overseeing award management and compliance for all of IYF’s international programs.