Karey Dornetto is a native of Charleston, SC where she attended the University of South Carolina majoring in finance. After graduating she worked in investment banking for the Banc of America. She later joined the sketch comedy group The Perch, where she began writing and performing weekly. She moved to New York City where she started performing standup and produced her own show in Chinatown, called "The Rape and Pillage Show." A well recieved story called "The Fat Basketball Diaries" inspired her to try her hand at comedy writing and she later moved out to Los Angeles to take her first writing gig on "South Park". After a steady stream of work producing and writing for various TV shows she ended up on Community back in 2010 where she stayed until the end of Season Two in 2011.