Prior to joining the White House, Ms. Carter was the Assistant to the General Counsel at the Presidential Transition Team. Earlier in her career, Ms. Carter served as the Special Assistant for Domestic Policy at the Center for American Progress. Ms. Carter began her career at the University of Washington in Seattle where she was the Program Coordinator for the UW Student Support Services TRIO program. Ms. Carter earned her bachelor's degree at Claremont McKenna College.
I often joke with people that I'm a government major so that I might know my enemy. I am very skeptical of the many Claremont students who say they plan to enter politics. I take the John Lerew approach, who despite not winning in Colorado, gave some solid advice of making a difference in your community in the private sector before you enter government. The career bureaucrat who knows only facts and figures is the greatest enemy of liberty. Still, more Claremont students involved in Washington cannot hurt the reputation of the school in its steady climb to national recognition, much though I wish those numbers were increasing in the private, rather than the non-profit, sector.