Carey studied Architecture and History of Art at the University of Michigan. She is interested in analyzing the symbiotic relations of people as subcomponents to the mechanism that is the cosmopolitan metropolis and how architecture is used as the facilitator to stimulate experiences that generate its liveliness.
She enjoys deconstructing the social history of built environments that have produced cult followers to achieve a greater understanding of their developmental progression. She likes to distinguish the elements that make a community desirable in which people identify themselves with. She studies how cultures, and people interact, reciprocate, and re-appropriate spaces to meet our changing needs.