As a self proclaimed grandma, Carley spends her time off-stage crocheting, knitting, and baking. The joy she finds in performing is not too different from the joy she gets when brightening a friend’s day by giving them a hand made hat or a tray of baked goods. While she started acting because she loved the warmth of the stage lights and an environment where she was praised for being loud, rather than scolded, she came to realize the effect that theater could have on those around her. Giving people the permission to feel, whether it be joy, grief, or anything in between, has inspired her to study and pursue theater (as well as cognitive science). While she hopes to be a part of projects that embrace her Jewish identity and neurodivergent self, she ultimately wants to spread joy and acceptance any way that she can.