Cara joined the Foundation in May 2011 to support scholar selection and community engagement for the Tillman Scholar program.
Previously, she worked for Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America as a liaison to veterans and their families, helping them resolve problems related to housing, legal issues, employment, physical and mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence and financial planning.
Cara enlisted in the U.S. Army Reserve in 1997, serving with the 348th Transportation Company based out of Phoenix, AZ, and the 310th TACCOM in Fort Belvoir, VA. In 2002, she joined the active-duty Army, serving with the First Infantry Division in Germany, before deploying to Iraq.
She is a proud graduate of Arizona State University, where she earned a BS in Family and Human Development. Cara resides in Arizona with her two young daughters.