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About Karla V. Salazar
Ms. Salazar, a bilingual leader, offers over fifteen years of management experience in the public, nonprofit, and private sector.
As a consultant and working at an environmental affairs consulting firm she has worked with an array of clients: International Rectifier; CALSTART; City of Los Angeles; City of Pasadena; Los Angeles City College; California Environmental Protection Agency; and the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Project.
In the public sector, she worked as an Assistant Manager at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco – Los Angeles, Field Director for the California State Controller – Executive Office, and an Analyst at the City of Santa Monica – Finance Department.
Most recently, she successfully opened and managed the Los Angeles office for the Nonprofit Finance Fund, a national nonprofit and financial intermediary dedicated to mobilizing and deploying resources effectively to build a just and vibrant society. As the Director, she led the Nonprofit Sustainability and Effectiveness Initiative in Los Angeles funded by the California Community Foundation, Bank of America, First 5 LA, the California Wellness Foundation and the Weingart Foundation.
Ms. Salazar also worked with nonprofit organizations such as YWCA of Greater Los Angeles and the Tomás Rivera Policy Research Institute where she co-authored two studies: “California Hispanic Perspectives” and “Differential Access to Advanced Placement Courses: Implications for the University of California Admissions Policies.”
Karla earned a Master of Arts Degree in Public Policy from the Claremont Graduate University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with an emphasis in International Relations and specialization in Chicana/Chicano Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2008, Ms. Salazar also completed the Executive Program in General Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, John E. Anderson School of Management.