Cara, a Huber Heights native, played her club soccer with Warriors, Celtic, and DSA. At Wayne High School, she earned GWOC All-Division honors three years in a row from 2007-2009.  Other honors include All-GWOC in 2009 and First Team All Miami Valley in 2008 and 2009. She was a member of the back-to-back district championship teams in 2008 and 2009.

After high school, Cara attended UAB and was a member of the UAB Women’s Soccer Team her freshman and sophomore years. She was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll both years. She graduated in three years with a degree in Psychology.

Cara recently finished her doctorate degree at Southern College of Optometry.