Carolyn Zahnow, executive assistant at the Pope Center, is a Raleigh, North Carolina, native who has experienced life in southern California as well as North Texas. These moves have made her all the more fond of her home state with its magnificent trees and wonderful citizens.

With degrees in marketing management from San Diego City College and communications from North Carolina State University, Zahnow is blending her marketing skills with her writing abilities to assist in many areas at the Pope Center. Past working experiences include time spent with Nokia Mobile Phones in Texas, where she created internal communications programs, and a year of substitute teaching in the local school system in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. While in North Carolina, Zahnow worked at IBM in Research Triangle Park and at Cooper Tools in Apex. Zahnow joined the Pope Center in December 2006.