Portfolio for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, & Pacific Islanders
Caroline Goon, MS, MBA, is the Principal Strategist for the Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI) Portfolio in the Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to EDI, Caroline worked in the Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) at NIH where she was a Career Development Program Lead. In that role, she helped to research, develop, and support opportunities to recruit, retain, and advance women in biomedical research careers. Caroline cares deeply for the community and is working to empower AANHPIs to find their voice and place in the workplace, and beyond. She is actively seeking and developing ways to intentionally cultivate multi-cultural coalitions to act as partners for greater impact.
Prior to NIH, Caroline spent over 12 years working at Georgetown University Medical Center and was the Assistant Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Marketing for Biomedical Graduate Education programs. She focused on the strategic development of education initiatives with international and domestic partners, recruited talented graduate students to the University and managed several biomedical graduate education programs for the University. Caroline was also the founding director of a specialized Career Strategy and Professional Development office that served 33 different biomedical graduate programs. In that capacity, she built on external relations and the creation of fresh programs/services to help students clarify their career goals, develop search strategies, and pursue job/graduate opportunities.
Caroline graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, with a B.S. in Biology and a minor in Community Health. She then went on to complete her M.S. in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases at Georgetown University. Afterwards, she transitioned into leadership and organizational development and completed her Masters in Business Administration from Georgetown University