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Carole Douglis is an award-winning writer and strategic communicator specializing in climate, environment, and international development.  She has published in the Atlantic, Harper’s, Psychology Today, World Watch, Wilderness, and National Geographic Society (NGS) books. Her chapter on climate and civilization was the NGS’s first serious foray into climate change. She is also a major author of the original National Geographic’s Guide to the National Parks.


For over a decade, Douglis lived and worked in Africa, creating publications and facilitating communication workshops for USAID, UNICEF, World Bank,  NGOs, and several research institutes.  Her seven environmental policy documents for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), disguised as children’s storybooks, were translated into several languages and have reportedly influenced environmental ministers as well as kids.


Carole is also the founding director of WIT—Washington Improv Theater, the most innovative and longest-running improv theater in the region. In her 13-year tenure, she turned hundreds of nervous beginners into confident improvisers. She continues to teach improv and applies improv principles in workshops on writing, creativity, and presentation skills. 

Working with Peter Fiekowsky since 2019, she has co-authored several white papers and Climate Restoration: The Only Future that Will Sustain the Human Race.


Carole holds a B.A. magna cum laude from Harvard University and an M.A. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy in international relations.

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