After graduating from Vassar College in 2008, Cara joined NECC as a teacher. Over the next four years, she taught across the residential, day, and home-based programs. Cara earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Behavior Analysis from Northeastern University in 2011. She joined the ACE Department in August 2012, where she currently oversees the Help Desk, and develops curricula. Cara is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst, and holds a teaching license in Severe Special Needs. She is also the director of the NECC Student Chorus.