Carolina is a PhD Candidate working with David Lazer. She is an NSF Graduate Research Fellow using her dissertation to develop network analysis tools and modeling frameworks for financial transaction networks. She works extensively with collaborators in industry to apply her methods towards understanding real payment systems. Specifically, she is mapping and analyzing mobile money systems in two developing countries. As a part of the Lazer Lab, Carolina is working to finalize several projects in computational social science that center around making digital trace and administrative data useful to researchers. Prior to joining the Network Science PhD Program, Carolina earned a B.S. in Physics and a B.A. International Relations from Lehigh University. She has roots in Sweden and New Mexico.