Karina Chamorro is the Global Climate Initiative associate program officer at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. She focuses on the Agriculture, Livelihoods, and Conservation (ALC) grantmaking, including managing ALC grant portfolio administration and cultivating grantee partnerships in Ethiopia, Indonesia, and the Congo Basin.
Before joining the Packard Foundation in 2016, Karina worked at Root Capital, an international social enterprise that provides financial services to agribusinesses in Latin America and Africa. She previously spent nine years managing teams, projects, and student services at Harvard Law School and the MIT Sloan School of Management. As an early professional, Karina interned at Facing History and Ourselves on transitional justice research, and for United States Senator Edward Kennedy on foreign affairs and education.
Karina has a B.A. in Political Science from Boston College and an M.B.A. from Santa Clara University. Karina considers Peru, California, and Boston as home bases. She was named a 2018 Líderes fellow by Hispanics in Philanthropy and volunteers on the steering committee for its Líderes alumni network.