Cara Santa is an American science communicator. She is also renown as a host, co-host. To know more about her stick to the end. 

Early life and educational background of Cara

Cara Santa was born in 1983 in Plano, Texas, USA. Her birth name is Cara Louise Santa Maria. She is the younger kid in her family. Her father’s profession is an engineer and her mother’s profession as a teacher. Cara’s parents were catholic and later changed to Mormonism. After the divorce of her parents, she was 15 and she changed from Mormonism to atheist. 

She once struggled with major depressive disorder and she was open about it. In the interview, she says that she takes antidepressants daily and that psychotherapy made a huge improvement in her mental health. She decided to study psychology after she was turned down by American Idol. She attended the University of North Texas and in 2004 received a bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in philosophy.

After completing her university study, at the University of North Texas in 2007, she pursues a Master of Science in biological science, with a concentration in neuroscience. Besides that, she gives classes of biology and psychology to university seniors and high school students in New York and Texas.

She published her research and it has spanned many topics such as the neuropsychology of blindness, computational neurophysiology,  clinical psychological assessment, and neuronal cell culture techniques. She studies clinical neuropsychology from Queens College but she withdrew after a year to pursue science communication.  

Career and professional life of Cara

After moving to Los Angeles in 2009 Cara Santa started her career. She is foaming for her post-co-producer and host of Talk Nerdy to me for HBO. She has appeared in different programs during her career such as The War Room with Jennifer Granholm, Larry King Live, Attack of the Show!, Parker Spitzer (CNN), Geraldo at Large (Fox News), The Young Turks, LatiNation, and SoCal Connected.

She worked as a co-host for the Hacking the Plant and The Truth About Twisters on The Weather channel. Similarly, she also had an interview with some famous hosts who worked for celebrity magazines including Glamour, Scientific American, The Times of London, and, Columbia Journalism Review.

She has also appeared in a famous Youtube program including Wil Wheaton’s Tabletop, The Point, and Stan Lee’s FanWars. Moreover, she has guested on many podcasts such as Point of Inquiry, the Joe Rogan Experience, Ther Nerdist Podcast, and Star Talk.  

Is she dating or Married?

Santa Maria was in a relationship with Tv host and political commentator Bill Maher. They were together for 2 years and they break up in 2011. It was reported the reason for their breakup was Bill can’t stay in a relationship with only one for a long time.  After their breakup, the rumor was that she was dating actor Seth MacFarlane.

Height, weight, and body measurement of Cara

American science commentator Cara Santa stands 5 feet and 3 inches in height. There is no exact information about her weight and body measurement. About this, we’ll soon update you about it. Her curly long black hair is and dark brown eyes complete her beauty.  

Cara’s net worth and awards & achievements

The estimated net worth of Cara Santa is $3 million. There is no information about her annual salary. This all net worth is acquired from her fruitful science commentator career.  She is a very hardworking person and has won many awards and honors for her work.

She was awarded by Knight Innovation Give Forward Award in 2014 for her effort to make science clearer for a broad public audience. It was presented by Neil deGrasse Tyson. She was awarded by 67th Los Angeles Areas Emmy Award for category Natural History Museum’s Citizen Science Insect Labeling Project in 2015. 

She was honored by 68th Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for category Information/Public Affairs Series(More than 50% remote): SoCal Connected in 2016. In the same year, she received the 66th Annual Golden Mike Award. In the year 2017, she received the 69th Los Angeles Area Emmy Award for Information/Public Affairs Series (Greater than 50% remote): SoCal Connected.