Visiting Lecturer, Education
Cara has been working for over 15 years in education, arts and culture to help people reimagine and reshape the world, most recently as Executive Director of Transformative Culture Project, where she served for 12 years. She is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Education department at her alma mater, Clark University. Cara has also taught courses in education, sociology and media at Worcester State University, UMASS Boston and Wheelock College, as well as guest lecturing at a number of colleges and universities. She has produced content for MTV and NBC, and has presented at national conferences on issues of media, culture and equity.
Cara has provided training for non-profit leaders like Oxfam America and Facing History and Ourselves. Her work has been published by Harvard University in partnership with Lady Gaga’s Born this Way Foundation, as well as through several feminist publications. She was featured in Gloria Feldt’s No Excuses: Nine Ways Women Can Change How We Think about Power and gave the keynote for the inaugural symposium for the UpTake’s groundbreaking Conflict Sensitive Journalism fellowship.
Cara serves the community through several Boards and Committees, including the NARAL Political Committee, and recently ran for School Committee in her hometown. She is the Vice President of Education at Beth Tikvah Synagogue, coaches basketball at St. Peter’s Church, where she grew up. She spent eight years on the Human Rights Commission in her hometown of Worcester, MA where she resides with her husband and daughter and plays Roller Derby as Professor Killjoy.
- Ed.D. in Educational leadership and Change, Media Studies, Fielding Graduate University, 2012
- M.A. in Transformative Media Arts & Ethnomusicology, Goddard College, 2008
- B.A. in Screen Studies and Urban Social Change, Clark University, 2005