Karisa joined the STEPS team in 2017 after returning to her hometown of Seattle from living in Spokane, WA and San Jose, CA. Karisa has an Undergraduate degree from Gonzaga University in Sociology, along with a minor in Communications and Women & Gender Studies.
Prior to joining the STEPS team, Karisa gained experience working in school-aged care programs and teaching service learning through AmeriCorps.
In the future, Karisa aims to earn a Graduate degree in the social science field to combine theory and practice to support those who face disparities within society. In her own time Karisa enjoys going on adventures, particularly those outside, learning new things and laughing.