Kara has been working in the broad field of research, monitoring, and evaluation for nearly 20 years. Her first love is environmental science and international development, but her consulting work has meant she’s worked across a diverse range of sectors including health, education, community development, sport and recreation, regulatory systems, and science and innovation. Kara established her own independent consultancy KSI Consulting in 2017, which she runs from her home town of Ōtautahi, Christchurch.