Creative Time
Carolina Alvarez-Mathies

Carolina Alvarez-Mathies

Associate Director of External Affairs


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


In August 2016, Carolina joined Creative Time as Associate Director of External Affairs. Previously, she was Head of Communications at El Museo del Barrio, New York City’s leading Latin American cultural institution.


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. Most recently, she was invited by the organization to speak on the topic of art, design and healing, and by the United Nations to discuss the topics of arts and conflict resolution.


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