Director, Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, Sarah Lawrence College
Caroline Lieber is director of Sarah Lawrence College's Joan H. Marks Graduate Program in Human Genetics, the country's first and largest master's program in genetic counseling. She has 32 years' experience in genetics: 18 as a clinical counselor and supervisor, and 14 in her current role as educator and administrator. Lieber is active in professional educational outreach and regularly speaks to community and academic audiences. She is an instructor in the LEND program at the Westchester Institute of Human Development. She recently traveled to Guatemala to assess the role of genetic counseling in the health-care system. Lieber and colleagues received NSGC's 2005 Jane Engelberg Memorial Fellowship to complete a project entitled "Narratives of Heritability: Privileging Family Stories as Genetic Understanding," the results of which were published in 2011. In 2011, Lieber and three students founded GenetAssist, an organization of genetic counselors who travel internationally to assist with genetics education and service provision.