Cara has been with VEEP since 2014. Prior to her work at VEEP, she spent eight years teaching courses such as environmental communication, environmental economics, current environmental issues, and children, health and environment for Community College of Vermont, Johnson State College, and the University of Vermont. Cara worked in nonprofit development and management at the Center for Whole Communities in Waitsfield, VT, as well as serving on the board of Planting Hope, as an elected Parks Commissioner for the City of Montpelier, and as a member of the Montpelier Energy Advisory Committee. Cara has a BA in environmental studies from Dartmouth College, and an MS in renewable natural resources and development from the University of East Anglia. She lives in Montpelier with her husband and two children, and enjoys growing her own food, reading, hiking, and cross-country skiing.