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Born in the Mahoning Valley and lived in Washington D.C and Pittsburgh. I love learning new skills and cultivating hobbies. I’m usually sitting in front of a computer, which is my favorite place to be. I love teaching coding, 3d design and getting people of all ages to enjoy technology. You can see me at the Austintown and Michael Kusalaba libraries.

The Latest From Carla

Celebrate Diwali

Diwali oil lamp

 This November 14th marks the start of Diwali! Diwali is a 5-day Indian holiday known as the Festival of Lights. The word comes from Sanskrit dīpāwali meaning “row of lights.” This celebration is significant for Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, and Newar Buddhists. Each religion has different teachings surrounding the holiday, but for all it is a time to celebrate the light of… read more >>

Family Cooking 

recipes in front of box

Do you have a secret recipe passed down from generation to generation? These authors do! Cooking and baking are traditions as valuable and deep as any. It’s a big day when you finally get to learn how to make those delicious meatballs or see what special ingredient your aunt uses in her shortbread. The best… read more >>

 Scratch Coding Tutorial

coding for kids

Do you want your kids to continue learning while they are out of school, but they just want to play games? Why not do both?! is a website that is an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to learn to code. It was created by MIT’s Media lab and launched in 2007. The visual… read more >>

3D Design Basics


Learning 3D design is easy and free using autocad’s educational website, Do you have a design idea that you are itching to see come to life? Learn how to design and engineer anything using This is a great website to introduce yourself to the basics of thinking and creating in three dimensions. Click the video below… read more >>

Coding for All Ages

Boy writing code on a laptop

Coding games for all ages! If you are just starting out with coding, finding a fun game to play will help you connect the dots and learn the basics, without straining your brain. is a great resource for all ages and is something your children have probably already been using. The have a range… read more >>