Carmela started to play at the age of 3 at Bach Music Academy in San Pedro, Costa Rica. At 8, she moved to the National System of Music Education where she studied for 8 years with different violin teachers. In 2016, she was admitted to the University of Costa Rica’s pre-college program and began her studies with Guido Calvo, where she started playing with the youth program’s Intermediate Symphony Orchestra. In 2018 and 2019, she was also part of the Intermediate Symphony Orchestra of the National Music Institute. She joined, in March 2019, the University of Costa Rica’s School of Music Symphony Orchestra. In July 2019 she moved to Massachusetts with her family and started studying with Saul Bitran as violin teacher, as well as was being part of the inaugural New England Conservatory’s Summer Orchestra Institute. She joined the Boston Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and the Brookline Symphony Orchestra in September 2019. As a hobby, she dances ballet and sings.