Carly’s interest in women and politics developed during her first internship in the US House of Representatives as an undergraduate studying political science. Though a Utah native, Carly has lived on-and-off in Thailand for 3 years. During a summer she spent in Chiang Mai, she lead a research project studying Thai political identity. This project included her own focus of Thai women’s political involvement and ambitions.
While receiving her Masters in Public Administration, she spent a year living in Bangkok as a Boren Fellow. During this year abroad she honed her Thai language skills and focused on gender equality and its relationship to democracy and US national security.
Carly has experience volunteering on a mayoral, Congressional, and presidential campaigns. She has enjoyed volunteering as a civics tutors with refugees and immigrants at the International Rescue Committee.
BA, Political Science, Brigham Young University
MPA, Nonprofit Management, Brigham Young University
Carly’s first experience in DC was as a Congressional intern in 2012!