Carrie is an MD/PhD student at Yale School of Medicine. Her graduate work in Microbiology is in the Kazmierczak lab, where she studies the interactions between the bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa and the pathogenic free-living amoeba Acanthamoeba castellanii. She received a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 2010 and a M.S. degree from Rutgers University in 2015. Her master's thesis research involved host-pathogen interactions between innate immune cells and Mycobacterium tuberculosis. She is interested in infectious diseases, especially chronic infections, mycobacterial diseases, opportunistic infections, and diseases caused by free-living amoebae.