Cara graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science in Social Work and a minor in Business. She went on to earn a Master of Education in Counseling, with a specialization in student affairs, also from Texas Christian University. She is currently a Career Consultant at her alma mater and works with college students to support them on their career and professional development journeys. Beginning in college, Cara discovered a calling to support youth through her sustained involvement in Young Life. During this time, she developed a passion for helping high school and college students navigate difficult transitions academically and personally by forming meaningful, mentoring relationships. She desires to equip students with the foundational skills necessary for them to find success both interpersonally and in their future careers and life. Cara values making sure that each student feels connected and listened to in order to create a positive change. She believes that students should understand and develop their own personal strengths in order to achieve their maximum success. Using a solution-focused framework that targets solutions over problems, Cara encourages students to remain the experts of their own lives. In her free time, Cara loves spending time with her friends and family, dancing, traveling, and enjoying good food!
Shannon, a parent at Fort Worth ISD
Cara has been a wonderful blessing to our family and to Anna. She and Anna connect well and she has done a wonderful job of meeting Anna where she is and focusing on Anna’s needs and what she sees as important, while also being a respectful guide. Anna has made tremendous progress this semester and has learned to improve time management and prioritization of tasks. Cara has been a huge help in the college application and decision process and has established a relationship with Anna based upon mutual respect and trust. Anna completed all of her college applications and scholarship submission requirements before the required deadlines and has been accepted into every college to which she applied. Cara has also helped Anna explore various majors, going out of her way to connect her with people who majored in areas in which she is interested. She not only does her job well, but truly cares about our daughter and her success.