Carly has been an advocator of abilities since a very young age. Faced with her own challenges, she focused on her abilities to help compensate for her disabilities. Carly is a believer that everyone has abilities and strengthening them will result in higher function. For the past several years she has taken that strength and applied it to learning how to help others. She continues to pursue this path by studying Rehabilitation and Human Services with a minor in Psychology and Disability Studies here at Penn State. Carly works in the Psychology Lab for Cognition and Action where she studies the cross-sectionality of physical action and cognition. Specifically Carly is interested in how disability can effect action planning. In addition, Carly has spent the last two summers working at Out and About, a camp for children and young adults with a wide range of disabilities. The therapies used at the camp are community based which Carly feels is a great way to teach both the campers and the community members integration between one another.
Travel and development are also passions of Carly. She holds the secretary position for the Penn State Global Brigades Public Health chapter and has been able to travel to Honduras where she build basic home infrastructure and provided education to the community about healthy ways of living to reduce the prevalence of preventable diseases.
As the Vice President of Programing for Penn State Hillel Carly has been able to bring together young Jewish students on campus through fun and meaningful programing.
Finally, Carly spends most of her free time with the Penn State Equestrian team. Through the team she is involved in intercollege competitions, THON and other community service opportunities. If Carly is not at one of these activities you will likely find her out hiking in nature or dancing at a concert.