Carla joined Staf in March 2024 as a Youth Development Worker (Care Experience Community). She plays a critical role in developing participation at Staf supporting existing projects and creating more opportunities to engage with young people, members, and the wider care community. Carla connects and supports care-experienced young people involved in the Care Leaver Guaranteed Income Advisory Group and the Cross-Party Group on Care Leavers, for which Staf is the secretariat. She also supports the evaluation of the Scottish Mentoring & Leadership Programme (SMLP).

Carla has seven years of youth work experience and before joining Staf, Carla worked for seven years within a local authority’s youth services team. Carla's experience includes but is not limited to, Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP), Youth Voice, and The Arts and is trained as a Trinity College London, Arts Award Advisor.  Carla has recently graduated with a First-Class Honours Degree in Community Education.

Carla enjoys drawing and film photography, with a love for black and white photography. In her free time, Carla is most likely playing her Xbox or spending time with her friends.