Carney is a member of the Arabic Language Flagship program and is pursuing a major in Arabic with minors in Spanish and international security studies. She will study for a full year at the Arab American Language Institute and the Université Moulay Ismail in Meknes, Morocco. Last summer she participated in the intensive Arabic language program at the University of Texas at Austin and spent the spring 2014 semester studying in Granada, Spain. While in Spain, Carney hosted a donations drive for Syrian refugees and volunteered as an aide for an elderly woman. Upon returning from Morocco she plans to attend graduate school and then begin her career as a Foreign Service Officer in the Department of State.
At OU, Carney is the current president of the Arabic Club and member of the Moroccan Dialect Club. As a program assistant for the Arabic Flagship, she works with the directors, tutors students in Arabic, and serves as a teaching assistant. She has been the vice president of the Social Justice Club, and a member of the Crimson Beat dance group. In Tulsa, Carney has led spring break mission trips for youth to Kentucky and served as translator for a trip to Guatemala.