Kara graduated from City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law, where she was a Graduate Fellow and a recipient of the Charles H. Revson Law Student Public Interest Fellowship. Kara was also a co-chair of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, a member of OutLaws, and a senior staff member of CUNY Law Review, where she published a note, No Access, No Choice: Foster Youth, Abortion, and State Removal of Children. Kara participated in the Family Law Concentration, working with Brooklyn Defender Services Family Defense Practice, and the Economic Justice Project, where she represented students in public assistance cases. She also interned at the Bronx Defenders and Center for Appellate Litigation. Before law school, Kara was a program associate at National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and a graduate intern at National Organization for Women. Kara holds a B.A. in Philosophy with Departmental Honors from Seattle University, and a M.A. in Ethics & Society from Fordham University.