Karolle Rabarison

Director of Communications • Online News Association • Washington, D.C.
Last edited March 11, 2022

Karolle Rabarison is responsible for the Online News Association’s communications strategy and execution. She collaborates across the team to connect digital journalists to innovation training, inclusive professional communities, career development resources and insights into industry trends.

Karolle has spent her career strengthening the reach and impact of technology and nonprofit organizations. She has worked globally on initiatives aimed at improving access to information, gender inclusion, education, social entrepreneurship and more — with an emphasis on opportunities for historically underserved or marginalized communities.

Before joining ONA, Karolle contributed to successful policy advocacy with the digital inclusion team at the World Wide Web Foundation, founded by web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee. While at the foundation, she managed senior-level relationships with public sector agencies, technology companies, and civil society organizations to advance the shared goal of affordable internet access.

Karolle is a graduate of Furman University and lives in Washington, D.C.