Mobile since her birth in Singapore, Caroline Davis now finds her creative voice as both an active musician and developing scholar in the Chicago area. She holds undergraduate degrees from the University of Texas at Arlington in Psychology and Jazz Studies, and a Ph.D from Northwestern University in Music Cognition. Her dissertation analyzed the relationship between musicians' professional collaborations and the associations they form while listening to music. In 2005, Caroline received the Distinguished Graduate Student Award for her presentation on jazz communication at the Performance Matters conference in Portugal. On the performance front, she was selected as one of five young jazz musicians to form the 2006 Sisters in Jazz, a group devoted to the mentorship of women in jazz. She has also been a teaching assistant at the UTA Summer Music, Litchfield Jazz, and Birch Creek Jazz Camps. Caroline continues to balance her academic interests with performances in collaborative ensembles, including Zing!, Tomorrow Music Orchestra, James Davis Quintet, Never Enough Hope, Ear to the Ground Quartet, and Pedway. In addition to performing in these groups, Caroline has also helped organize three successful tours around the United States, allowing her to understand the process of growth as a professional musician.