Casey Carper is the special assistant for Development at American Progress. Carper is a Dayton, Ohio, native, and prior to joining American Progress, she worked at the Girl Scouts of Western Ohio as a development specialist for two years. In college, she interned with Catholic Social Services of the Miami Valley as the human resources and the development intern.

In 2013, Carper received her Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from the Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.