Before her career in public service, Carrie excelled in academia, graduating with highest-honors and two degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she first answered the call to public service as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), helping abused children navigate the court system.
It was this early experience working with society’s most vulnerable children that compelled Carrie to choose a career in public policy rather than in the courtroom.
Public Service/Public Policy
In the years since, Carrie has remained at the forefront of important policy issues, serving as a trusted policy advisor at the federal, state and local level. As an expert in public safety and transportation, Carrie has served a vital role in crafting policy solutions for Orange County residents that prioritize safe neighborhoods and reduce traffic.
As current Vice Chair of the Irvine Transportation Commission, Carrie serves as an advocate for the residents of Irvine, improving local transportation safety and working to reduce traffic in and around Irvine.
Carrie O’Malley was born and raised in Southern California. Carrie and her husband have been Irvine residents for twenty years, and are original owners of their home in Northpark (Irvine). In addition, Carrie and her family are active members of the Irvine community, where her husband has a successful law practice and her children attend Middle School and High School. Carrie is also currently serving as Vice President of her Homeowners Association in Northpark, is Chair of the Irvine Taxpayers Association, and is a twenty-year member of the Junior League of Orange County.
Carrie enjoys long distance running on the many beautiful trails throughout Irvine, attending her children’s baseball and basketball games and contributing her time and talents to helping the residents of Irvine.