Caroline Bhalla

Executive Director

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Caroline Bhalla is the Executive Director of the USC Sol Price Center for Social Innovation, where she will direct all activities and operations of the center while helping to expand the strategic vision and impact of our work. 

Caroline previously served in the Price School’s Office of Development and External Relations for five years where she was the Senior Director of Development and Constituent Relations. In this role, she was responsible for designing and implementing high-level policy events, including programs created to increase diversity and inclusivity at USC Price. Caroline was responsible for developing and growing the Athenian Society, the premier philanthropic support organization at USC Price, as well as managing all annual giving and alumni relations programs for the school. 

Before returning to California in July 2011, she was the Associate Director of the New York University Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy, where she began as a research assistant in 2002. At NYU’s Furman Center, she was the project lead on the annual State of the City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report. As the Associate Director she was responsible for human relations, finance and fundraising for the Furman Center. Prior to that, she worked as an Assistant Account Executive in a boutique public relations firm in San Francisco, Graham and Associates. 

Caroline is as an adjunct professor in USC Price’s Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Program. She also taught in NYU’s Department of Culture and Communication, where she taught courses in Interviewing Strategies and Conflict Resolution. 

Caroline earned her B.A. in Mass Communications/ Rhetoric from the University of California at Berkeley. Caroline received an M.A. in Culture and Communication from NYU’s Steinhardt School of Education and an M.A. in American Studies from NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.