Carola Houpt studied physics at the Technical University of Berlin, specializing in solid-state physics. In her experimental master’s thesis, she investigated Raman spectroscopic studies of thin superconducting films at low temperatures and studied their structural changes under the influence of light. After her studies, she took part as a research associate in the GALILEA study reform project, which had the goal to reconfigure and improve science-oriented degree programs. In the United Kingdom, she worked as geophysicist for the geoscience company CGG Services (UK) Ltd, Crawley (UK) in the field of seismic data processing and imaging. In 2016, she moved on to Medical Imaging and started training as a medical physicist at Heidelberg University. At King's College London & Guy's and St Thomas' PET Center, she furthered her knowledge of nuclear medicine.
Since 2019, she has been working as a medical physicist at Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University.