Carol Sinesi grew up Liverpool. She has been with her husband, Robert Sinesi, for over 20 years, and they have four children. After graduating from Liverpool High School, she began working at New Process Gear in the factory as a Local 624 Union member. With word of the auto plant’s imminent closing, she left the plant and attended Le Moyne College where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminology. She graduated from Syracuse University with a Master’s degree in Social Work.