Caroline Bedenbaugh is the office manager of the Bellini Center for Talent Development within the Muma College of Business. She is ecstatic to be beginning her professional career at the University of South Florida. Before moving to Tampa, Bedenbaugh worked in Lakeland, Florida as an administrative assistant for Florida Southern College’s Simmons Center for Multicultural Appreciation, a gallery assistant at the Melvin Art Gallery at Florida Southern College, and as a digital marketing intern at the Smithsonian affiliate Polk Museum of Art. She has also worked as an administrative assistant for Community Hospice & Palliative Care in Jacksonville, Florida, worked in childcare for over 10 years, and been a barista.
Bedenbaugh received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Florida Southern College. She minored in political science and art history. Her favorite classes were Performance Art History, Terrorism & Counterterrorism, and the History of Photography because she loves studying how art and historical events influence each other. Bedenbaugh led her college’s Gender and Sexuality Alliance as president for two years, organizing drag shows, revising Safe Zone training for students, faculty, and staff, and conducting a wide range of special-topic meetings and events.