Carpenter was born and raised in Camden, Maine. She currently attends Camden Hills Regional High School located in in Camden, Maine. After graduation, she plans to attend college in New England to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing. Her ultimate goal is to earn her master's and become a clinical nurse specialist.
In 2017, Carpenter entered her first pageant, Miss Maine USA and Miss Maine Teen USA 2018 in the Teen division. She made the Top 5 and placed as first runner-up.
In 2018, Carpenter returned for a second time to compete at the 2019 Miss Main USA and Miss Maine Teen USA pageant in the Teen division. Carpenter was crowned Miss Maine Teen USA 2019 on November 10, 2018 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium located in Portland, Maine.
Carpenter then went on to represent Maine at the 2019 Miss Teen USA pageant. She went unplaced in the competition.