Cara graduated in 2005, Suma Cum Laude, from California State University San Marcos, with a Bachelor degree in Psychology and a minor in Criminology. In 2008, she graduated with a Master degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy. Cara began working in the field in 2004. She has experience working to rehabilitate sex offenders; working with emotionally challenged and mentally handicapped adolescents; working in the field of substance abuse, dependence, and recovery; working with victims and perpetrators of abuse; victims of sexual abuse; trauma; and working as a school counselor. In the above fields she has worked with individuals, couples, family and groups. Cara has been employed with Idyllwild Arts Academy since August 2007.