Carolina Chambers is a third-year M.F.A. in the Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities candidate at The University of Texas at Austin. Chambers is a performer, director and theatre-maker whose work focuses primarily on young and very young audiences. She is passionate about creating learning environments specifically for young people that respect and respond to the values and needs of the individual learner in order to develop empathy and a sense of wonder about the world around them. Chambers graduated from Boise State University with a B.A. in Theatre Arts in 2011. Before returning to graduate school, she taught preschool in Chicago at Bubbles Academy, an early childhood enrichment center with a focus in arts integration and emergent, play based curriculum. As part of the Dance and Theatre for Youth and Communities program, Chambers has sought opportunities to synthesize her passion for Theatre for Young Audiences with her interest in arts integrated curriculum. She has served as a teaching artist, facilitator and curriculum designer for Drama for Schools in Austin, Texas. Her research and thesis project investigates a theatre making process that combines the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy with a retrospective devising process called "The Paperboats." Chambers is the recipient of the 2017 UT Austin TYA Artistic Exchange Fellowship through TYA/USA and the 2018 Don and Elizabeth Doyle Fellowship through the American Alliance for Theatre and Education.