Carolyn Herrera-Perez (she/her) is a writer, maker, and Contributing Editor of Material Intelligence. Her research focuses on crafts, designs, and materials of the Americas as she pursues her MA in History of Design and Curatorial Studies at Parsons and Cooper Hewitt. She has worked with various art non-profits, most recently as Curatorial Fellow at Cooper Hewitt and Guest Curator of Peters Valley: Present at Peters Valley School of Craft.

Carolyn was born and raised in so-called Peekskill, NY, the traditional land of the Kitchawanck and sister-city to Cuenca, Ecuador. A child of Ecuadorian and Polish immigrants, her family and locale are central to her spirit and practice.