Caroline Noelle Walsh

Author, Comic, Student, Athlete, Veteran, Art Instructor

When people ask why I joined the Coast Guard, I respond that I was 22, blond, and fit. In most military services that is guaranteed sexual harassment.

Why not join the one with the ocean breeze?

(see full story in her book:

available on Amazon)

Caroline is a PhD student in the University of San Diego's Leadership Studies program. She is a Coast Guard and CIA veteran who also instructs comedy courses for the Armed Service Arts Partnership.

Caroline grew up in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio before heading west to play soccer at California State University Monterey Bay. She graduated with a bachelors degree in Psychology from California State University Channel Islands and earned her master's in Homeland Security from Pennsylvania State University's College of Medicine while she was enlisted on active duty.

She became an officer in the Coast Guard Reserves, supporting a deployment to Guantanamo Bay, before focusing on her career at the CIA.

Her Leadership Studies research interests include enhancing ethics and integrity within organizations, applying organizational theories to better onboard technical personnel in large organizations, and analyzing programs that assist military veterans' development during their ongoing transition to civilian life.

Caroline resides in Encinitas, California with her dog.

Check out her books & social:

Instagram: @Carolinenoelle_art