With a law degree from ULB and employment law from VUB, Caroline Désir began her career as a lawyer in labor law before quickly branching out into politics. From 2009 to 2019, she sat as a Member of the Parliament of the Brussels-Capital Region and of the Parliament of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation (notably within the Education Committee). From 2013 to 2019, Caroline Désir was also alderman in Ixelles (urban renewal, housing, mobility and public education). She was elected federal deputy in May 2019.
On September 17, 2019, Caroline Désir becomes Minister of Education in the Wallonia-Brussels Federation. In accordance with the values she has defended since the beginning of her career, she devotes her energy to the defense of fairer, more effective and more inclusive education. This is the primary objective of the Pact for Excellence in Education, a vast reform of the school system which aims to improve the quality of French-speaking education.