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Caroline Gray

Research Associate

Caroline was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. She went to Lewis & Clark College, where she studied International Affairs and Political Economy. She quickly became fascinated by India. She spent a semester abroad there, which led to another year there guiding other students in various cities across the country. She received a grant to do archival research and went to work with Brookings in New Delhi, assisting their foreign policy fellow on a book about the history of Indian foreign policy.

Following her time in India, Caroline moved to Washington, DC to join the policy team at the Truman National Security Project, a progressive national security think tank. There, she developed an engagement strategy for the 2020 election cycle. She also helped develop foreign policy and national security platforms for the 2020 candidates and managed 11 expert groups covering a wide range of subjects, including Energy and Climate Security, Development and Diplomacy, and Asia and Africa. She ran point on Truman’s annual conference. It was there that she learned about EGF’s Independent America project. She is excited by our mission and jumped at the opportunity to come on board.

Caroline recently moved to New York. She loves dogs — her mom owns a dog walking business and her family has two dogs, Plato and Athens. She is always up for any outdoor activity, whether it’s a hike, a bike ride or some kayaking. She’s trekked Alaska, the Himalayas, and many points in between. She’s passionate about campaign finance reform and voting rights and she loves reading poetry and short stories.