Dulce Carrillo was born in Guadalajara and raised in Los Angeles. As an undergrad at Berkeley, she spent a semester in Seoul, Korea which changed the trajectory of her life and career. She spent the next fourteen years as a Mexican Foreign Service Officer in Seoul, Tokyo, and finally, at the Embassy of Mexico in Washington D.C. Currently, she is Supervisor of Public Engagement in Arlington Public Schools in Virginia. Her role is to ensure effective participation by the Arlington community and key stakeholders on a wide range of issues and to facilitate an ongoing two-way dialogue with the community. Her hobbies include swimming, writing, and traveling the world with her husband and family.