Carson graduated from the University of Southern Florida in 2011 with a B.A. in English and International Studies. She earned a Master's degree in Journalism from New York University in 2017.
Prior to coming to San Antonio, she worked as a reporter for WMNF in Tampa. She's written for Ms. Magazine, and she's done audio work for the podcasts, "Death, Sex, and Money"(WNYC) and "Memory Motel."