Caryn was awarded several scholarships and decided to attend college at Saint Mary of the Plains in Dodge City, KS. After two years she transferred to Kansas State University (KSU) where she simultaneously earned two Bachelor of Science degrees: one in Mathematics and the other in Computer Science. While pursuing her degrees, Caryn worked at the KSU Meat Lab where she was exposed to world-class agricultural research. After graduating, she began working in the information technology (IT) industry and has continued working in this field for over 24 years. Caryn's work included space shuttle support for NASA where she received multiple awards for achievement and teamwork. Caryn has continued this pattern of achievement and has received recognition from past employers and customers. She has also continued expanding her education as she is Kansas Project Management Certified, PMI Project Management Certified, and completed a Master of Science in Engineering Management at Kansas University (KU).