Carol is a former American diplomat who after 20 years of service resigned to marry her Saudi husband. She spent most of her career in South Asia and the Middle East region as well as having traveled to more than 75 countries. She has also worked in the private sector in the area of strategic communications and public relations. She now resides in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with her husband and their 3 cats.
She immensely enjoys foreign cultures, customs and traditions as well as following international affairs and current events. She is a strong advocate for the education and empowerment of women and readily volunteers her skills to this cause.
In addition to native English, Carol speaks arabic, hindi, urdu and spanish. She loves golf as well as reading, hiking, traveling and making new friends.
Carol is the Expat women mentor for Saudi Arabia and also maintains a blog where she shares her impressions, views and experiences as a woman in the Kingdom: http://delhi4cats.wordpress.com
Carol enjoys writing. In addition to her blogs, she has short stories published on www.expatwomen.com as well as her book â€œPatriots For Hireâ€ which is a collection of untold stories on the roles, experiences and motivations of defense contractors in Iraq has been picked up by Praeger Security International Publishing. It is expected to be released by early Spring 2008.