Carla works on a variety of SAFOSO projects for both the private and public sectors. Since joining SAFOSO in 2020, she has contributed to needs assessments and market analyses for livestock diagnostics, risk assessments for transboundary diseases, journal articles, and capacity building projects for the livestock sector.
Carla received a doctorate degree in veterinary medicine (DVM) from Tufts University in 2016, a BSc in Animal Science with a minor in German from Cornell University, and is currently undertaking an MSc degree in international development studies with the University of Portsmouth. She also holds a post-graduate certificate in international veterinary medicine.
Following her DVM, Carla did an internship on rabies projects with the OIE Scientific and New Technologies department, after which she practised as a small-animal veterinary clinician in Manhattan. From 2017 to 2019, she was a technical consultant for the FAO in Rome, where her activities ranged from safeguarding global freedom from rinderpest to capacity-building for field veterinarians in Africa.