Carolin did her Bachelor Biology at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. During her studies she especially developed an interest in the regenerative processes within the human body and discovered the research field of regenerative medicine. To deepen her knowledge she followed the master Biomedical Sciences at the Maastricht University. Carolin did her thesis internship with the islet research group of Aart van Apeldoorn. There she did research on 3D bioprinting of functional islets of Langerhans. After graduating from Maastricht University she is now continuing her research within Aarts group.