Kara Carmosino


Kara Carmosino was born in Jeonju, South Korea and grew up in northwestern Pennsylvania as a transracial adoptee. Her vision of social justice is deeply rooted in intersectionality, particularly influenced by activism in queer people of color spaces. She participated as a fellow in the 2013-14 cohort of the API Community Leadership Institute and served as the volunteer co-chair of APANO’s Strong Families group before joining APANO as staff. Previously, Kara worked at an alternative high school for low-income youth and served as Manager of Data and Partnerships for All Hands Raised, the backbone of a county-wide collective impact partnership. She received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Oberlin College and an M.S. in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University.