Carolina Espinal

Portrait Photo of Carolina Espinal

Carolina is a public affairs strategist with the Brunswick Group, a global advisory firm specializing in critical issues and corporate relations. She has more than 10 years of political and advocacy experience including an expertise in reaching diverse constituency groups at the local, state and national levels and focuses on building strategic relationships between the private sector, media, government, think tanks and third party advocacy organizations.

Prior to joining Brunswick, Carolina worked at the intersection of policy and politics on successful presidential, senate, state house, city council, school board and nonpartisan public education campaigns. In the public sector, Carolina facilitated coalition-building and advised on program development with leading advocacy organizations including the NAACP, the National Council of La Raza, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and the Children's Defense Fund.

Carolina is an alumna of the Sorensen Political Leaders Program and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Shirlington Employment and Education Center (SEEC) based in Arlington.

Carolina has a B.A. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and an Ed.M in Administration, Planning and Social Policy from Harvard University.

Board Members

* Denotes Chair of Virginia Latino Advisory Board


Ex-Officio Members

  • Kelly Thomasson, Secretary of the Commonwealth
  • Brian Ball, Secretary of Commerce and Trade
  • Dr. Daniel Carey, Secretary of Health and Human Resources
  • Brian Moran, Secretary of Public Safety & Homeland Security
  • Shannon Valentine, Secretary of Transportation
  • Atif Qarni, Secretary of Education
  • Megan Healey, Governor’s Chief Advisor for Workforce

Office of the Governor – Staff Assigned to VLAB