Carah attends Butler University. She is majoring in biology and chemistry and is in the pre-med program. She created the Find a Book a Home Foundation in 2004 as a way to give back to the community. In 2007 she established a pediatric Library for the Kings daughter's Hospital which her family credits for saving her life from spinal meningitis when she was three years old. Also in 2007 she added the History Makers program to the foundation. This program helps children to be able to take a special History Maker Adventure and learn about Indiana history.
Carah in addition to working for the Foundation was/is a board member for the Johnson County Youth Philanthropy Initiative, Junior 4-H Leader, 4-H Ambassador, Class President, Student Concerns Represenative, Student Leader, Student Council member, National Honor Society, Varsity Tennis Team Captain, Community Service Chairman, Johnson County Extension board member.4-H Council Board and a board member of the Power of Children and Nestle Foundation.
In addition to still being a board member of the philanthropic foundations mentioned earlier, Carah now also works for Butler's Admission Office, President of APO, President of Premedical Society, Member of Blue Crew, Butler University Resident Assistant, Biology Research Assistant at Butler University and Riley Hospital, Secretary of American Business Women's Association, Volunteer for Gennesaret Free Medical Clinics and in the Butler's Honors Program.
Carah has received numerous awards, National Daughters of the American Revolution Mary Dashea Award, National Letters About Literature, Prudential Spirit of Community Award, Outsatanding Achievement Award Veterans of Foreign Wars, Voice of Democracy, National Library of Congress Award, President's Volunteer Award, Top Sportsmanship of the Year Award, over 469 First Place, Champion, and Grand champion (county and state) for 4-H, Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship Recipient, Indianapolis Museum Power of Children Award, Best Buy @ 15 Community Service Award, Discus Award, The League Award, Parade Magazine top 10 National award for Service to Education, Christopher Reeve Award Finalist, Girl Scout Gold Star, Nestle Very Best in Youth, Coca Cola Scholar, Congressional Gold Medal Award, Jefferson Award
One of Carah's favorite quotes comes from First Lady Barbara Bush, when she said,
"Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life's blood, but everyone has something that they can give."
Carah hopes to someday become a skilled surgeon as well as continue her philanthropic works in hopes to help heal both the body and souls of those in need.