Northwestern University

This image depicts Carter at his graduation from Northwestern. wearing a purple cap and gown and smiling at the camera while wearing sunglasses.


selected coursework

performing arts
  • the Art of Storytelling
  • Design Process: Lighting
  • Dramaturgy
  • Jewishness in Performance
  • Musical Theatre Techniques
  • Love & Revenge in Shakespeare’s Contemporaries
  • Stage Management I
non-computer sciences
  • Accelerated General Chemistry I & II
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Genetics & Molecular Biology
  • Psychopathology
computer science & human-centered design
  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming I & II
  • Computer Systems I
  • Designing Your Life
  • Human-Centered Product Design
  • AI for Hybrid & Participatory Narratives
  • UX Design

awards & achievements

  • 2019 Spring: selected as a member of the undergraduate cohort representing Northwestern at the Prague Quadrennial.
  • 2020 Winter: selected as a member of the cohort of students for the Global Media & Communications seminar, which would have featured a week-long trip to London with guest lectures from the London School of Economics.
    The capstone trip did not happen due to the COVID-19 pandemic that began in February/March 2020.


  • Barbara Butts for making sure I didn’t quit theatre.
  • Gabrielle Strong for being an incredible lighting design mentor.
  • Sara Sood for demonstrating you don’t have to be a cishet white man to succeed in CompSci.
  • Dean Lori D. Barcliff Baptista for being there for me at the lowest point in my undergraduate career
  • most definitely NOT John Haas – my academic advisor – who did nothing but oppose my growth at Northwestern and misrepresent the industry. I hope you grow as a person and do better for future Northwestern students.