Kara graduated from The University of Scranton in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and a concentration in Human Development. She received her Master of Science in Occupational Therapy in 2019. Kara has experience working with children between the ages of birth to 21 in early intervention and at a school for children with severe developmental disabilities in New Jersey. She has worked with a wide range of populations and conditions, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, cerebral palsy, down syndrome, seizure disorders, sensory processing disorders, ADHD, fine motor delays, visual impairments, genetic syndromes, and gross developmental disorders. Kara has specialized training in Astronaut Training Protocol, Learning Without Tears, sensory integration techniques, and more. She takes pride in being an advocate for children and enjoys working in a multi-disciplinary team. Kara also enjoys working with assistive technology to increase a child’s access to their environment as well as helping all children reach their full potential while still having fun. Kara has had the unique experience of developing adaptations in clothing for children with cerebral palsy in NYC, as well as dolphin-assisted therapy in Key Largo, FL.
Kara is originally from northern New Jersey and relocated to Raleigh in 2023. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Nico. She also enjoys hiking, dancing, traveling, and exploring North Carolina.