Carole brings broad and deep experience to her role as Program Manager for Bodymind Science. She is a lawyer as well as a seasoned communications and marketing professional with experience in clean energy, clean tech, sustainability, social impact, and higher ed. She is also a committed meditator, and co-leader of the Mindful Work Project, a workplace mindfulness meditation program that she teaches with her husband, Bruce McClelland.
Carole is the daughter of two life-long entrepreneurs. She grew up in her parent’s business – one of the largest craft supply retail stores in New England. After graduating from Smith College, Carole’s first job post-graduation was teaching English to university students in the People’s Republic of China. She received her JD from Northwestern University, and her MSEL in environmental law at Vermont Law School.
After several years at home raising two children, Carole launched a career as an independent marketer, designing strategy and collateral, and establishing thought leadership for clients such as Kelliher Samets Volk, McKinsey, Northern Power, and Draker Labs. In partnership with creative agencies, Carole has worked extensively with startups in clean energy and clean technology, helping to create brand identity and web user experiences. She spent five years at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, where she led marketing and communications for a social impact research center, and coached students in marketing events and creating digital content.
Carole is known for her warmth and positivity, insatiable curiosity, and loyalty to the Oxford comma. She loves children’s literature, volunteers at local libraries, and is always ready to talk about books.