Carla graduated from N.C. State with a BS in Biology in 1988. She received a Masters Degree in Genetic Counseling from Sarah Lawrence College and worked as a prenatal genetic counselor at UNC-Chapel Hill from 1991-1998. She started at Connections Preschool in 2008 teaching the three-year-old class. In January 2014, Carla became assistant director. For the next year and a half, Carla was both a teacher and assistant director of the preschool. In August 2015, she stepped away from teaching and continued in her capacity as assistant director before being named director in August 2016. She enjoys working with young children because of the excitement they bring to learning and their natural ability to make new friends.