Carolyn with Carina
Carolyn was born in San Francisco but grew up nearby in San Rafael. She attended UCLA and got her degree in design, and traveled all through Europe with her first husband soon after graduating. Of Swiss and Italian heritage, Carolyn grew up in a family of storytellers and she holds the early stories of both her parents’ lives in the Bay Area.
Carina was born in Mexico, but her three older sisters and one older brother were all born in Los Angeles. She grew up in a city 40 minutes south of Los Angeles and has lived in the same house all her life.
Carolyn discusses her Swiss roots and the immigrant life of her early family.