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ACT Community Partners
Caroline Bundesman is a Graduate Assistant that works directly with Heather Jo Mashburn,
Associate Director of Appalachian and the Community Together (ACT), to serve as a connection
between local Community Partners and the resources that the ACT Foundation has to offer.
Caroline believes that strong community engagement can facilitate the evolution of personal
and community transformation, well-being, and understanding.
Caroline began her professional career and academic involvement as an Undergraduate
Research Assistant where she studied interpersonal relationships and minority stressors.
However, her greatest community involvement was through Big Brothers Big Sisters of West
Alabama, where she served as a mentor and participated in fundraising initiatives. As a North
Carolina native, Caroline is eager to begin giving back to the state she calls home through the
Caroline is a recent graduate of the University of Alabama where she majored in Human
Development and Family Studies and minored in Addiction and Recovery Studies. Upon Fall
2019, Caroline will begin Appalachian State’s Marriage and Family Therapy Master’s Program so
that she may promote personal health, healing, and creative expression in others.