As the Associate of Program Engagement, Kara works to support and engage currently serving members while fostering relationships with service year alumni to advance the organization's mission.
Kara graduated with a degree in Public Affairs and Community Service from the University of North Texas. She is a Habitat for Humanity/Americorps Alum. During her time with Habitat she developed skills in construction, volunteer management and event planning. Most recently Kara was serving with Habitat's Government Relations and Advocacy team in D.C. to engage the organization in policy and systems change surrounding housing affordability.
Kara comes to Service Year Alliance with enthusiasm for service programs and hopes she can contribute to a culture where a year of service is a common expectation for all Americans. When she is not working Kara enjoys hiking, gardening, relationship building and of course, volunteering in her community!