Carrie Denning graduated from Stanford in 2009 with an MA in Sociology (Organizations, Business, and the Economy). and a BA in History (History of Science) and Art History (Urbanism and Architecture). While at Stanford, Carrie worked as a research assistant at the Spatial History Lab, and was the lead author on a groundbreaking paper published in the journal Biological Conservation entitled "Did Land Protection in Silicon Valley Reduce the Housing Stock?" She also held internships in the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program and at San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Associates. Additionally, she led a winning sailing team and won several academic research grants and awards.
After graduating, Carrie spent a summer in Mumbai, India, working with Bombay First and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, and then had a yearlong Lorry I. Lokey Fellowship at the Environmental Defense Fund, where she co-authored "The Good Haul," a report on freight transportation innovations that reduce environmental impacts and improve supply chain throughput. She then worked at IBM as a senior consultant on intelligent transportation systems, but completed her MBA at Stanford in 2015. She is currently the Chief of Staff at Sidewalk Labs, which is based in New York City.