Kara is a 2000 graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Genetic Counseling Program. After graduation, Kara provided prenatal and preconception genetic counseling in California and Wisconsin. When she worked at Marshfield Clinic, she also provided genetic counseling for cancer and cardiovascular indications. Prior to joining the University of Michigan team, she worked in pediatric genetics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to her clinical role, Kara is involved in the supervision of genetic counseling students.