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Caroline Okello was born in Homa bay in Kenya, and migrated to the United States in 2009 with her youngest daughter of her four adult children. With the support of St. James Immigrant Assistance, Caroline naturalized as a US citizen on September 7, 2016. 

A holder of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Nairobi, Kenya, Caroline worked for International and non-profit organizations in Kenya and Rwanda, including the International Committee of the Red Cross and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. In the US, Caroline has worked for Sunrise Services, Compass Health, and most recently the Future of Flight Aviation Center and Boeing Tour as Visitor Services Associate Director.  In addition to English, Caroline also speaks Luo, Swahili, French and Sign language.  Passionate about volunteering, Caroline volunteers at her home parish, St. Mary Magdalen (SMM) in Everett, Catholic Community Services, Everett Serra Club, American Red Cross Snohomish Chapter, and she is currently the Northern Deanery President of Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women (ACCW). Caroline spearheaded sewing of reusable hygiene kits with fellow parishioners at SMM, to help keep girls in Africa in school.  Pilot distribution of these kits went to two schools in Caroline’s village in Kenya, and thereafter distribution has spread to an orphanage in Bungoma, Kenya, and to Tanzania, Malawi and Uganda. Caroline is a cradle catholic and takes great delight in her faith which she has passed on to her children.


 

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