About Cara

Cara has been working for over 20 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 continues to serve the third sector through numerous board memberships including as President of EducateUS, a national organization working to ensure that K-12 students have access to evidence-informed, affirming, inclusive health education. She is also President and a Hebrew School Teacher at Beth Tikvah Synagogue and coaches basketball at St. Peter’s Church, where she grew up. Most recently, she co-founded the Worcester Community Media Foundation to bring community media and journalism to her hometown of Worcester, MA where she resides with her husband and daughter.

Selected writings and notable press are available  here

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