Carla Friedman has years of experience with improving the lives and futures of youth across the country. She’s worked with governments, businesses, educators, and citizens to elevate youth organizations to national recognition.
Friedman is a native of Fargo, North Dakota, and received her Bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Minnesota. For six years she served as the Youth Program Manager for the Governor’s Office of Youth, Faith, and Family in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was responsible for staffing the Youth Commission with high school students from all of Arizona's fifteen counties. While there she led the commission in volunteerism and for three years in a row, Arizona was ranked number one in the world for youth-led service projects during Global Youth Service Day. She also served on the Arizona Youth Commission on Service and Volunteerism, implemented the annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards reception and Youth Leadership Day.
While in Connecticut, she served on the State Commission for the Connecticut Commission on Community Service, worked as the Logistics Coordinator for the United Nations Youth Assembly at the Friendship Ambassador Foundation in Greenwich, CT, and led workshops for Camp United Nations for Girls with Girls in Politics.