Carson is the mother of two girls in college and one son in high school. She has worked in banking, strategy consulting, health care administration and international conference planning. She has volunteer experience in fundraising, education and theater management. She holds a BA from Yale and an MBA from Darden and she is the author of a book for parents-helping them to have conversations with their teens about sexual orientation, gender identity and more. She is an ally, a Jew by choice, and a member of Rodeph Shalom in New York City where she lives.