Passionate about using media &
to make a change.
This is me
Hey there! I'm Cara. I'm a young professional from North Carolina who is passionate about education, art, and positive social impact projects. I love all things Blue Devils, chocolate, and travel. Check out this website to learn more about me and what I'm working on!
Project Management Writing
Video Production Content Management
Leadership Client Relations
Business Development Account Management
I love making things happen.
I'm a doer at heart. When I got bored the summer before my senior year of high school, I launched my own YouTube channel and built a digital following of 26k, bringing in nearly 3 million views and eventually partnering with HuffPost. When the idea popped into my head a few years ago to write a sci-fi book, I put pen to paper and pumped out over 80,000 words (now whether those words were any good is debatable...). And when, at 19, I was looking to build a business around my video production skills, I filed for an LLC and created COCO Media, an endeavor that led me to work with 20+ businesses and produce 70+ digital video campaigns.
For me, making things happen - whether it's for myself or for others - is incredibly fun. I love jumping into a new project and learning along the way. I love to constantly experiment with the 'make things happen' process, in hopes of making it better, smarter, and faster. I love the challenge of it all, and I hope to find such a challenge in whatever job I take on.
Currently, I work at the online education company, Coursera, where I help bring to life courses that reach millions of learners. I'm incredibly grateful for the opportunity to do the work I'm doing every day, not only because I enjoy working alongside the people in this industry, but because I'm a strong believer in democratizing education through digital media and technology. Education is power, and nowadays, we are in the position to empower more people than ever before. There's a quote I like that goes, "Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family." I want my work to help make progress happen.
From 2016-2019, I ran my very own video production business, COCO Media. Below are a small sample of my clients and the video work I created for them.