Born in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Ms. DiGiorgio immigrated to the United States in the mid-1980’s. Her family relocated to Southern New Jersey where she was raised. Ms. DiGiorgio graduated from Rutgers University – Honors College where she majored in Political Science and minored in Psychology and Spanish. She attended the University of Valencia, Spain during her third year where she studied translation, art history and international law. Upon graduating, with honors, she pursued her law degree at Rutgers University School of Law – Camden.
Ms. DiGiorgio then served as a one-year judicial clerk for the Hon. George L. Seltzer of the State of New Jersey, Superior Court, Appellate Division, where she drafted appellate advisory legal memoranda on civil and criminal matters. Upon completion, Ms. DiGiorgio joined the law firm of Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP. As a member of Stradley Ronon’s Business Practice Group and Spain and Latin America Practice Group, Carolina focused her practice on banking, real estate, commercial finance, and nonprofit organizations. Ms. DiGiorgio was also a member of the firm’s Diversity Group and served on the Hiring Committee and Associate Business Development Committee.
Formerly, Ms. DiGiorgio served as Montgomery County’s Director of Commerce where she was responsible for managing all County economic development and workforce development initiatives. In her former capacity, Ms. DiGiorgio oversaw the functions of three (3) economic development organizations, as well as the County’s Workforce Development Board. As a direct report to the Montgomery County Board of Commissioners, she served as a liaison between these organizations and the County, as well a connection on behalf of the County to the community, business leaders and individuals.
She currently serves as a Commissioner for the Pennsylvania Women’s Commission under the leadership of Governor Tom Wolf. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the Philadelphia School Advocacy Partnership, a 501(c)(4) organization focusing on education reform. From 2012 to 2014, she served on Governor Tom Corbett’s Advisory Commission on Latino Affairs which focused on the education, economic development and civic engagement of Latinos across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
In addition, Ms. DiGiorgio served as Chair of the Board of Directors of Congreso de Latinos Unidos,Inc. In this capacity, she also oversaw the governance functions of Pan American Academy Charter School, which Congreso founded. She served as a board member for seven (7) years in various capacities, concluding her service as Chair of the Board in October 2016.
Carolina has been recognized as a Top Lawyer of Color and has been asked to speak at numerous women’s advancement and minority mentorship events. She has advocated for equal opportunity, economic development growth, workforce development and comprehensive immigration reform.
She resides in Chester County, Pennsylvania, with her husband, Valentino, their two sons, Julian Francis and Dominic Francis, and her three step children, Emily, Valentino and Olivia.