Carter has worked at PERE/CSII since 2008. Her work focuses, especially, on racial equity, faith-based movements, and qualitative data analysis. She has co-authored articles with Manuel Pastor, including “Conflict, Consensus, and Coalition: Economic and Workforce Development Strategies for African Americans and Latinos” (Race Soc Probl, 2009). Carter holds a Masters in Urban Planning from UCLA. She has conducted research for community organizations such as Strategic Concepts in Organizing Policy Education, Los Angeles Homeless Services Coalition, and the Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles on projects ranging from transportation planning to green construction, to community development. She has been trained by Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice (CLUE) in faith-rooted organizing and leads the Justice, Advocacy, and Compassion ministry at her local church.