Carmen is currently a fourth year student in her Fine Arts program in the University of Cincinnati. She is focusing on sculpture and photography as her main mediums and has been on the Deans List at the University of Cincinnati in all four years that she has studied. In 2008 she received the Marjory Stowe Scholarship for Fine Arts Students. She was selected as one of the top Freshman Fine Arts students in 2010 and was awarded with the Sophomore Award of Excellence Scholarship in Fine Arts in 2012. Carmen received the International Sculpture Conference Travel Scholarship to Chicago in October of 2012. In the summer of 2013 she was sponsored through the Wolfstien Scholarship to travel to Frankfurt, Germany and study at the Darmstadt University of Technology for seven weeks.