Karla (she/her) is the Senior Policy Analyst on the Child Care and Early Learning team. Prior to joining the NWLC she spent almost ten years advancing policy and advocacy efforts to increase access to higher education in Tennessee. Her work has ranged across issues including access for undocumented students, adult learners, and justice impacted students.
A proud Latina immigrant, Karla was born in San Luis Potosí, México and raised in Texas. She earned her Master’s of Education from Vanderbilt University and her Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University. Karla enjoys walks to local coffee shops, all things sports (especially baseball), and spending time with her family which include a French bulldog named Waffles and baby girl Camila Helena.