Carin is a Cal Poly Humboldt 1990 Computer Science alumna. She is a certified project management professional and a retired partner at Ernst & Young. She has lead professional consulting services for large global corporations. For more than 25 years, she specialized in managing complex business and technology transformations for high tech, media and entertainment industries. She has led a crisis management program at Cisco Systems to set up Cisco legal entities in over 30 emerging countries, and headed a team at Disney to launch Disney+ into homes. laptops, tablets and smartphones across the Globe.
In 2016 she established the Carin Kaltschmidt Computer Science Scholarship Endowment at Cal Poly Humboldt and is a 2020 Distinguished Alumni.