Carly was a Cornell University senior studying ornithology when she completed her residency at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Her projects resulted in several illustrations for the Lab’s BirdScope newsletter, sparking her interest in editorial production and launching her career in science communication and later in health product marketing.
After graduation Carly took a job as a communications specialist at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, where she was able to combine her many talents. Her articles have been published locally and worldwide, from India to New Zealand to the Netherlands. She later completed an MBA program at the S. C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell. After graduating she was able to use her science communications experience and marketing tools from her MBA to explain and expand how organizations use scientific innovation to better the health of people and the planet. She credits the Lab, and the Bartels Science Illustration program for starting her on this path. Carly is now Director of Product Marketing at Vida Health in San Francisco.