Kara is an MBA graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she focused on marketing and entrepreneurship. She has advised a variety of applicants targeting top business schools. Kara founded a children’s specialty toy company and served as consultant for ZS Associates, which specializes in sales and marketing strategy. She was as an alumni mentor in the MIT Community Catalyst Leadership Program and worked in India with women entrepreneurs to start a sustainable energy company providing power to remote villages. Prior to business school, Kara worked in marketing management and R&D for a consumer electronics startup. She earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from MIT.