Carla Pratico (née Rood) graduated from Virginia Tech where she graduated Magna Cum Laude in Political Science and minored in Classical Studies and Leadership Studies and was involved in a wide range of activities and service. In 2009, she was recognized for her accomplishments when she was named the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Woman of the Year. After graduation, she moved to New York City to work with Judith Glaser, a leadership consultant for top Fortune 500 companies. Carla then founded Polus Digital, Inc., a branding, design, and marketing company, in 2011, and has served clients all over the world. In 2015 she began another business, which provides coaching for Christian entrepreneurs. In addition to her work, Carla serves her community as a licensed New York City Chaplain, as well as an ordained Senior Pastor of Seek Church NYC alongside her husband. She and her husband, Kalel, were married in 2014 and live in New York City with their French Bulldog, Ella.