As a student at the University of Notre Dame, Caroline Plouff is pursuing a major in political science, a supplementary major in French, and a minor in business economics. She also maintains active membership in the Student International Business Council, through which she has participated in the McCloskey Business Plan Competition. As a member of the BOSCO Uganda Acholi Project team, Caroline Plouff successfully progressed through the first round and participated in the follow-up competition.
Also an active community volunteer for many years, Caroline Plouff graduated from The Altamont School in Birmingham, Alabama, where she received the Youth Volunteer in Philanthropy Award. This award honors her efforts with such organizations as the Lakeshore Foundation and the Kyser Miree Ethical Leadership Center, both of which supported her work in developing and teaching modified sports for young athletes.
Caroline Plouff further distinguished herself in her senior year of high school as the recipient of the Brooke Hill Cup, the highest honor available to a female student, for her leadership, citizenship, academic accomplishment, and sportsmanship. She also accepted the Sewell Award in recognition of her abilities as the school's top female athlete.