Cara studied engineering at the University of Auckland, completing a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) Degree in 2016, specialising in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. Following university, Cara gained a role with Opus International Consultants Ltd as a Graduate Electrical Engineer where she provides technical advice and design solutions in building services.
Cara has a passion for the outdoors and water as a result of growing up in the Far North, where weekends were often spent swimming, fishing, free-diving, or four-wheel driving. Playing netball, touch rugby and waka ama at a club level as well as for Opus is a natural fit for someone who enjoys team sports and being active. In her free time, Cara loves to get out of the city to see family, go for hikes in the bush or to the beach.