Before joining the Green Energy Institute, Carra advised students about public interest and public service opportunities as the Director of Public Interest Law in Lewis & Clark Law School’s Career Services’ office. She brings her extensive research and writing experience to the Institute, from her dozen years as a career law clerk at the U.S. District Court, District of Oregon, as well as from advising clients in a private law firm setting in the areas of municipal and environmental law. Carra is a magna cum laude graduate of Lewis & Clark Law School, where she concentrated her coursework in environmental and natural resources law. She earned her BA from Smith College in Northampton, MA, but she was born and raised in the foothills outside of Denver, Colorado.
In her free time, she enjoys hiking, learning to play the guitar with her daughter, and jumping on the trampoline with her kids.