Irene Carr was born and raised in rural midwestern U.S.A. She met the late Leon Carr on a summer job in Chicago. They had three biracial sons. She is a founding member of the Biracial Family Network and of AMEA. She has a B.S. in Biology and has worked at various occupations including laboratory technician, elementary teacher, employment counselor. She is retired from the State of Illinois. With BFN, she has been Membership Chair, Secretary, Newsletter Editor, President, Publicity Chair, Treasurer. She has been AMEA treasurer for 5 years.