Carla is an art teacher currently living in Trumbull with her husband Mathias, an Army combat veteran, their two-year-old daughter, Hunter, and their rescue dog, Barry.
She grew up in Fairfield with her mother, sister, and Italian immigrant grandparents. They were an unconventional household, but the lessons she learned living with her family were invaluable - hard work and dedication, being supportive of each other, and being able to do more with less. After graduating from Fairfield Warde High School in 1999, she obtained a Bachelor’s degree from Western Connecticut, and a Master’s degree from the University of Bridgeport and began her teaching career. Once in the workforce, Carla taught both kindergarten and fifth grade before specializing in art at elementary and high schools in Bridgeport, New Canaan, Ridgefield, Trumbull, and currently in Derby.
Carla is equally proud of her history of community involvement throughout the years. She started early. In high school, she was Red Cross certified and taught about AIDS in her Teen AIDS Prevention program. Carla continued on in college contributing to her community by distributing books to the needy and raising money for a non-profit to create literacy programs for the underprivileged. More recently her volunteer work has been in support of Bridgeport and Trumbull schools’ autism support programs and as co-advisor to the STEAM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Art-Math) Club at Derby High School. Carla currently serves as a Commissioner on the Town of Trumbull’s Arts Commission and looks forward to continuing to serve her community by representing District 134.