Dr. Carlyle was born in Gilroy, California. She spent most of her childhood in California and moved to Reno, Nevada during high school. She moved to Portland in 1990 and graduated from Portland State University in 1994 with a double major in science and social science. She attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine from 1994-1998 where she was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. Her residency in obstetrics and gynecology was completed at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Dr. Carlyle has received the Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation for Excellence in Academic Medicine as well as the Barbara H. O'Rourke Memorial Award for Excellence in Clinical Medicine. She is board certified in obstetrics and gynecology.
In her free time, Dr. Carlyle enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and running.