Cara Carlton Perry is the Assistant Vice President of Communication for Florida Atlantic University's Northern Campuses, which include Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute in St. Lucie County and John D. MacArthur Campus at Jupiter. She has enjoyed 17 years of service at FAU in various external relations roles, most recently creating new and improved communication departments at both Harbor Branch and Jupiter campuses. Cara currently serves on the Florida Commission on the Status of Women, the St. Lucie Economic Development Council Board of Directors, the Hobe Sound Chamber of Commerce President's Council, the Business Development Board of Martin County's Partner Council and as an active member of Leadership Florida. She received her bachelor's degree in communication from Florida State University and her master's degree in university administration from the University of Central Florida. Cara is a proud fifth-generation Florida native and resides in Martin County with her husband Paul and son Will.