When time allows, Carola provides volunteer translation services for Global Voices, a borderless, largely volunteer community of more than 1200 writers, analysts, online media experts and translators.
Carola also provides volunteer translation services for Translators without Borders, whose mission it is to increase access to knowledge through humanitarian translations.
When she is not translating or riding her bicycle, Carola is playing around with Boticelli, the robot. Boticelli is a rover that can autonomously navigate a maze and avoid obstacles.
In her spare time, Carola is coaching and mentoring beginning and advanced bicycle racers. Carola is a USA Cycling Category 2 racer (semi-pro), a Level 2 Power-based Training Certified USAC Coach, and a mentor for the Northern California Nevada Cycling Association.
From 2008 until 2014, Carola was co-organizing a bicycle training series, Beat the Clock and Help Beat Cancer, raising money, awareness, and people’s spirits, all to benefit the LiveSTRONG Foundation. Over the years, the series has raised nearly half a million dollars for charity.