Karoline Gonzalez is the Communications and Marketing Fellow at The Fuller Project. She recently graduated from Rutgers University-Newark with a B.A. in Journalism and Media Studies and a concentration in Social Justice. While at Rutgers, Karoline was the copy editor of the university’s student-led newspaper, The Observer, winning the Journalism Excellence Award for her department. She also conducted in-depth research under the mentorship of Gaiutra Bahadur, who teaches writing and journalism as an assistant professor in the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, with the goal of empowering the narratives of the victims of the 1980s Hinduphobic hate group, The Dotbusters.
Prior to joining The Fuller Project, Karoline was the gallery intern at Project for Empty Space; a women-led, non-profit arts organization dedicated to creating safe and equitable spaces for social discourse. Here, she collaborated with the gallery manager to plan events advocating for the unification of the Newark community through public art initiatives. She also helped curate and digitize the Project for Empty Space Feminist Library.
Through her passion for storytelling using written and photographic mediums, Karoline aims to create safe spaces for herself and her community to thrive in, as well as uplift the narratives of those with socially marginalized identities, including but not limited to race, class, gender and sexual orientation. She has been featured in NBC News “Stay Tuned” in a dialogue about the Latinx identity and “Faces & Voices of Rutgers” in a conversation with President Holloway.
Though born and raised in the Dominican Republic, Karoline moved to the United States when she was thirteen and has lived in New Jersey ever since. During her free time, she enjoys creating and consuming art, including creative writing, photography and music, as well as spending time with her two cats, Milo and Haiku.