Associate of Applied Science in Design Technology from Washburn University
My mom is my biggest role model and hero. She is a true example of how to treat others with kindness, respect, empathy, and a caring spirit. My mom has shown me how to communicate with people in a positive way. She has also demonstrated the importance of faith. My mom has had to sacrifice a lot raising a child with a disability. She has been strong through some very challenging situations. My mom is humble, loving, optimistic, and has always encouraged me to live a full life with my disability.
Ms. Wheelchair America—Board of Directors Treasurer
Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living-- Chair of Youth Steering Committee
Kansas Health Consumer Coalition—Board Member
HEARyouth Group-- Committee Member
St. Matthew’s Catholic Church—Cantor, Choir Member, and Religious Education Teacher
"What stood out to me about Carrie was her personal determination and her ability to turn one of her dreams into a reality. Her work to start the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas program is truly inspirational. In addition to her work with the Ms. Wheelchair Kansas program, Carrie gets to impact the lives of students every day in her job with Youth Empowerment Kansas. Carrie's selfless work on behalf of others makes her truly deserving of this year's "20 Under 40" award!"
- Angel Romero