Cara was born and raised in Portland, Oregon. Growing up biracial, Cara learned the importance of staying true to your identity; a lesson that held true when she came out as a lesbian in 6th grade. Throughout school Cara served as a leader in GSAs focusing her efforts on inclusive sex education and increasing availability of STI protection. She also used her platform as an acclaimed debater and team captain to advocate for intersectional rights and shift the focus in debate from “devil’s advocacy” to exploring conflicting needs. Cara is a bit of a stereotypical cottagecore lesbian who enjoys practical hobbies such as candlemaking, crochet, sewing, cooking, and baking. During the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic Cara used her sewing skills to make and distribute over 200 face masks to those in need nationwide. Cara intends to further study intersectional identity and cyclical violence at Pacific University 2026.