Passionate about using media &
to make a change.
This is me
Hey there! I'm Cara. I'm a Pittsburgh-born gal who was raised in North Carolina and now lives in Northern California. I love all things Blue Devils, chocolate, and art, and I'm passionate about finding ways to make education more accessible through digital media.
Project Management Writing
Video Production Content Management
Leadership Client Relations
I help make 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 am working in the EdTech (Educational Technology) space as a Project Manager. I'm very passionate about the work I'm doing, not only because I enjoy working alongside the people in this industry, but I'm also a strong believer in the mission of making education more accessible 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.