Caroline Turner grew up in historic Pennsylvania before attending the United States Naval Academy. 

While at USNA she studied operations research, a field of applied mathematics, and concentrated on network modelling. Caroline is broadly interested in the intersection of mathematics and policy and her current research focuses on using statistics and network analysis to understand the concussion healing process. This novel approach could be used to create targeted treatment programmes for patients. 

Upon graduation, Caroline was commissioned as a submarine officer. The submarine community only began accepting female officers aboard in 2010 and since then, not very many women choose to stay in the service to make submarining a career. Her policy interests centre on supporting women in the workforce, specifically the implementation and effectiveness of policies focused on the retention of women in the military. 

Caroline is a Karl F Beyer Memorial Graduate Scholar.