Wendy A. Carter
What is or are your guilty pleasure(s)?
I would have to say my favorite guilty pleasure is staying up until the wee hours of the morning reminiscing about the 90s with my best friend from high school. We live in different cities, so when we get together we usually manage to talk and laugh ourselves voiceless. To add guilty pleasure to guilty pleasure, we also listen our way through a collection of albums from the 80s and 90s.
What was your most memorable job or work experience?
Before I went to law school, I worked for many years in not-for-profit development corporations. One of my most memorable days was the completion of a townhome project that was years in the making. The first phase of the development contained seven homes, and we scheduled all the closings and the ribbon cutting on the same day. The closings went incredibly well, but then the sky opened up, and it poured just as it was time for the ribbon cutting. We bought up all the umbrellas from the local stores and set up the speakers in one of the garages. Many of the buyers had young children, so the event was full of kids as well as the new homeowners, lenders, and other project partners. It was a whirlwind day but also one full of joy. It was the kind of day that reminds me why I’m in this field.
Something else I think you should know about me...
I love learning new things and going new places.
Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 2021
University California, Davis, M.S., 2009
Cornell University, B.A, 1998
Awards & Recognition
Syracuse University College of Law Justinian Honorary Law Society (2021)
United Nations World Habitat Award (2017)
Mutual Housing at Spring Lake team member
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network Excellence Award (2016)
Hardwood Estates project team member