Carianne graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch with a masters degree in physician assistant studies and also earned a B.S. in human biology from UC San Diego. Carianne was attracted to the PA field after shadowing multiple dermatology physician assistants. While at UTMB, she completed her elective rotations in dermatology and wrote her masters thesis on prevention of skin cancer in adolescents. Carianne has been professionally trained by Dr. Kurgis in medical and surgical dermatology.