Karla serves as the program supervisor for the West Michigan region of AdviseMI. In her role, she focuses on the supervision and development of 15-20 full-time college advisers while managing partnerships with partner schools.
Prior to joining MCAN, Karla worked at Ferris State University at the Center for Latin@ Studies. In this capacity, Karla provided mentorship and support for Latin@ students navigating the college process for the first time as well as guiding them in their efforts of self-advocacy.
Karla obtained an Associate of Applied Arts and Science degree from West Shore Community College in 2014 and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ferris State University in 2015. Growing up in a mixed-status family, the path to college was never guaranteed. However, from a young age it became clear that education was the key to representation. Thanks to the support of family, teachers, professors, and increased exposure to Latin@ professionals, it became clear to Karla that she too was college material.
Outside of MCAN, Karla loves to explore new places and sharing those experiences with family and friends.