Carolina Simon holds a Master's degree in Humanities with a focus on Literary Studies (Holocaust/Ethnic Literature) from the University of Texas at Dallas where she had the privilege of studying under the direct instruction of Dr. Zsuzsanna Ozsvath and Dr. Cynthia Haynes. Since graduating in 2005 she has worked tirelessly to simultaneously continue to grow in her professional development as a Holocaust educator and incorporate interdisciplinary approaches to teaching the Holocaust in Literature and History courses at the secondary and college levels. In her pursuit of professional development and growth Ms. Simon has attended a variety of educator workshops, seminars, and professional travel opportunities including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in DC, Centropa Teachers Seminar, Centropa Summer Academy in Europe, Facing History and Ourselves (webcasts, workshops, and seminars) including a week-long event in Boston, various lecture series from FAU’s Center for Holocaust and Human Rights Education and the prestigious Alfred Lerner Fellowship through the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous at Columbia University studying under the direct instruction of such notable Holocaust scholars as Peter Hayes and Edward Westermann. In 2018 Ms. Simon was awarded the Gutterman Family Holocaust Educator of the Year award for her work with middle school students in Palm Beach County. Past professional accomplishments include a Tolerance Quilt Project (a part of the permanent Mosaics collection of the Jewish History Museum of South Florida in Miami Beach), Course Development for Miami Dade College in Doral, Interfaith Yom Hashoah event at Florida Memorial University, and a Holocaust Memorial Butterfly Garden at Loggers Run Middle School. She is currently the Educational Director for We Dared to Live and the founder of Zachor Shoah.