Cary is the program manager at Open Books. Her primary role is to lead the advancement of Open Books’ signature literacy programs (Open Books Buddies, Adventures in Creative Writing field trips, VWrite, and ReadThenWrite) for thousands of high-need, low-income students across Chicago. Previously, Cary worked in education with a variety of age groups, and has helped develop and publish a literacy program for elementary schools. Cary is a graduate of Augustana College and Chicago's DePaul University.