Carrie is an alum of The Groundlings comedy theatre and appeared on Comedy Central's "Inside Amy Schumer" sketch comedy TV series. She has written essays and features for The New York Times, The Atlantic, CondéNastTraveler, McSweeney's, Fodor's Travel, the New York Post, NPR's UnFictional and Mortified.
Her comedic essay "Outsourcing Love” – which
documents the hiring of a virtual assistant in India to manage her
love life – has been optioned for a feature film. She also co-created and wrote the "Storytime" animated series for Nickelodeon.
Carrie earned a master's in journalism from Northwestern
University and a minor in nerdalism from high school engineering camp. She has also reported on serious news – like Capitol Hill
politics, immigration policy reform and Lindsay Lohan's undies – for The Chicago Reporter, National Geographic
Television and E! TV (not
necessarily in that order).
She was invited to perform her original sketch show, “Midwestern Wisdom,” at
the prestigious Comedy Central Stage in Los Angeles. She had a recurring role
on E!'s Seven Deadly Hollywood Sins and
her essays on awkwardness are featured in the book Mortified: Love is a