A native of Monterrey, Mexico, Carmen graduated from Theatre Arts from Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon & with a Theatre Minor in Barry University in Miami Florida. She completed a Musical Theatre Minor at Manhattan School of Music in NY. She founded and directed the Performing Arts Departments in two schools of Meritas international group of schools. Instituto San Roberto in 1996 and the successful Dance Department in 1998. She also founded the Theatre Department in a local private school in Yorba Linda, CA.