Meet Our Inaugural ClassKara Leary

Kara graduated from UCLA in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a minor in French Language and Culture. During her time at UCLA, she worked as an IT Support Technician for the Department of Recreation. She was also actively involved in greek life and held a number of leadership positions in her sorority, including serving as the Vice President of Pan-Hellenic Relations and the Philanthropy Chairperson. She served as co-president of the Green the Greeks club at UCLA, aimed at making greek houses more environmentally friendly. She was also involved in the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Civil Engineering Honor Society. Kara’s interest in sustainability and the built environment led her to join CUSP’s inaugural class in 2013.

During her time at CUSP, Kara pursued coursework that would enhance her technical skills in the hopes of shifting towards a more data-intensive career path. During the Spring semester, she interned at a technology consulting company implementing project control solutions via the Oracle Primavera suite. Her final project will involve generating an economic map of the New York City for the Department of Finance.

After completing her degree at CUSP, Kara will join New York City startup Thinkful, where she will use her technical skills as a developer.