Carrie Pearson grew up in Ellwood City, PA. She has a B.S. in Biology and Psychology and Cardiovascular Technology from Beaver College. She has an M.S. in Cardiovascular Technology and earned her certification as a Cardiovascular Technologist at Fairfax Hospital. She also holds an associates degree in Early Childhood Development from NOVACC. Prior to joining Virginia Pediatric and Adolescent Center in 2009, Carrie worked as a Cardiovascular Technologist at Fairfax Hospital and as a teacher and assistant director of a local Head Start Early Childhood Development Center. Carrie's interests include teaching CPR and first aid, singing, dancing, and teaching and mentoring children through her church.