About Us


Change the World of Packaging 


Do Good Every Step Along the Way 


Carapac was born out of The University of Sydney’s ‘Inventing the Future Program’, which calls on highly-capable graduate students from all disciplines to come together to find solutions to pressing world issues.

We decided to put our passion and our heads together to tackle the plastic problem, specifically unsustainable packaging in today’s world.

By combining our expertise in chemistry, agriculture and business, the team came up with our best possible solution: CARAPAC – a zero waste, and completely environmentally-friendly solution to packaging from start to finish.



Kimberly Bolton - CEO

Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kimberly developed a deep respect and appreciation for the environment early on. She became interested in Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainability early on leading her to study Economics and Environmental Sciences at the University of Cape Town and further a Master in Business Sustainability at The University of Sydney. Everything fell into place when her group won the University’s ‘Inventing the Future Program’, allowing her to create a practical solution for the plastic problem and turn this into a company. Now Co-Founder and CEO at Carapac, Kimberly aims to tackle the plastic problem head on and change the world of packaging with this wonderful product. She hopes generations after her will be able to enjoy the coastal walks and swims she loves so much!


Emma Huynh -
Chemical Engineer

Coming from a Vietnamese, Chinese and Australian background, Emma views the world from many different lenses. Having an affinity for data analytics and solving the world’s problems through logic, Emma loves how chemistry and physics creates everything around us. Emma avidly keeps up every current event imaginable, arguably making her the Australia’s best trivia partner. She studied chemical and biomolecular engineering, altMBA from Seth Godin that led her to a varied background in property, construction management, mining. Emma aims to understand the world around her and work towards making those industries more sustainable and accessible.


Hannah Feringa -
Head of Engagement

Originally Dutch Australian, Hannah was given the opportunity to live across different countries growing up, exposing her to many different cultures and continents. This sparked a curiosity for the world around her and led her to the world of hospitality. Studying Hospitality and Environmental Analysis and Policy at Boston University, Hannah is passionate about combining the elements of hospitality; food, beverage, stays and travel with sustainability, leading her to Carapac. With a background in hotel operations and event sales, she is looking to grow awareness around sustainability and communicate the solution. You’ll find her doing field research in Sydney’s national parks and beaches in her spare time. 


Kimberly Bolton

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Business & Sustainability

Michelle Demers

Non-executive Director & Co-founder

Agricultural Science

Jared Wood

Non-executive Director & Co-founder