Carey formerly served as Rep. Dan Frankel’s (D-23) Chief of Staff. During her three years with Rep. Frankel, she became intimately involved with legislative process and learned much from his efforts to get the Fairness Act passed.
Prior to working for Rep. Frankel, Carey was a litigation attorney for ten years here Pittsburgh. During that time, she helped to form the LGBT Rights Committee of the Allegheny County Bar Association and help steer the committee’s efforts on marriage equality, including signing onto a brief in support of the Supreme Court’s Windsor decision.
Before moving to Pittsburgh for law school (Hail to Pitt!), Carey worked first as a Jesuit Volunteer then as a paid staff member for the Interior AIDS Association in Fairbanks, AK where she was charged with HIV pre and post-test counseling throughout the interior of the state including many Alaskan Native villages.
Currently, Carey serves as a Commissioner on the Allegheny County Human Relations Commission and on the Executive Council of Women in the Law Division of the Allegheny County Bar Association. Carey lives in Mt. Lebanon with her wife, son, dog, cat, lizard and when not doing any of the above, she can be found kayaking the in the three rivers, watching the Steelers, or cooking.