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Kara uses she/ her pronouns and is an incoming graduate student in the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Kara recently relocated to Minneapolis and is excited to get to know the team at MNCWTA.

What is your job title, and what will you be doing?

  • My job title is Communications Graduate Assistant so I will be working with the Communications team on social media, blog posts, and other content.

Tell us about your education and/or work experience prior to joining the MNCWTA.

  • Prior to coming to MNCWTA as a graduate student I completed my undergraduate degree in Biomedical Science and Gender & Women’s Studies at St Cloud State University. During that time I worked at the Women’s Center at St Cloud State for three years doing programming and outreach related to gender equity and gender violence prevention.

What do you enjoy most about your work?

  • I love the opportunities to connect with people and learn about their stories, experiences, and backgrounds. I also love that I can constantly keep learning from the spaces I am in and the people doing the work around me.

What are you most passionate about professionally?

  • Professionally I am passionate about learning how to be a better advocate and communicator across a variety of spaces. I am passionate about advancing equity for women, the LGBTQ community and other marginalized groups, and in doing so centering their voices in the work that I do.

What do you like to do outside of work?

  • Outside of work I love finding new coffee places, swimming, biking, running, and have been learning how to crochet. I just recently moved to the Twin Cities and welcome all and any recommendations of coffee shops or outdoor locations with good trails!

What else should we know about you?

  • I am starting my Masters in Public Health in Maternal and Child Health program at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities in the fall and get very excited about anything related to women’s health or reproductive health as I explore my field further.