Carrie Predeger initially joined the Governor’s Council on Disabilities and Special Education in 2004 as the Health & Social Services Planner I. In 2006, she moved into the Research Analyst III position. Carrie’s role as the Research Analyst allows her to use her love for numbers and pie charts to survey stakeholders, analyze data and research best practices in the disability field.
Prior to joining the Council, Carrie attended graduate school at Oregon State University where she received a Master’s of Science degree in Physiology, with an emphasis on bone metabolism and nutrition. She received a Research Assistantship throughout her graduate work which afforded her the opportunity to collaborate with world-renowned professors and researchers in the field of bone physiology. Carrie had the pleasure of working on a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that examined fall risk in the elderly. This data, combined with nutritional and bone density analyses lead her to the completion of her thesis, Retinol Intake, Bone Density and Falls in Post-Menopausal Women.
Carrie is a (proud) native Oregonian and is quick to point out the things she misses about the Great Northwest while living in the Last Frontier. Carrie enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing, gardening and reading. But most of all, she relishes in ‘family time’ with her husband of 6 years and identical twin boys, born in the winter of 2007.