Carleen graduated from Norwich University with a B.S. degree in Medical Technology. In 1997, she completed a M.S. degree in Health Service Administration from the College of St. Francis (Joliet, IL). She has 25 years of clinical laboratory science experience and has been a Medical Laboratory Technology Program Director for 10 years where she taught across the curriculum before joining Mayo Clinic in 2002. Carleen is Co-Director of clinical chemistry and the Education Coordinator for the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Mayo Clinic Florida. She currently serves as a consultant for the AAB Board of Registry for their national certification examinations.