Creative Time
Carolina Alvarez-Mathies

Carolina Alvarez-Mathies

Director of External Affairs


Carolina M. Alvarez-Mathies is a Salvadoran philanthropist and arts professional living and working in New York City.

Carolina is Director of External Affairs at Creative Time. Since joining the organization in August 2016, as Associate Director, she has overseen marketing, communications and branding across all platforms. She was promoted to Director in 2017 and expanded her role to include full oversight of the Development department, focusing on fundraising for the organization.

Previously, Carolina was Head of Communications at El Museo del Barrio, New York City’s leading Latin American cultural institution, where she worked on critically acclaimed exhibitions like ANTONIO LOPEZ: Future Funk Fashion, THE ILLUSIVE EYE, MARISOL: Sculptures and Works on Paper and more.

Currently, she serves on the Board of Directors of Y.ES Contemporary, dedicated to supporting and developing contemporary art in El Salvador and beyond, and serves as an advisor to Fundación Rafael Meza Ayau, her family’s foundation, supporting initiatives benefiting the most vulnerable sectors of El Salvador. In addition, she is an active supporter of Glasswing International, as well as Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education.

Carolina’s work in philanthropy has led her to form part of Nexus, a global movement of next-generation wealth holders, social entrepreneurs, and impact investors uniting to catalyze new leadership and accelerate solutions to global problems. On behalf of Nexus Carolina spoke on topic of art, design and healing. Other speaking engagements include DPINGO briefings on arts and conflict resolution at the United Nations.

Carolina received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Christian University, and holds a certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from Babson College.