Kara Carmosino

Civic Engagement Manager, Forward Together

Kara Carmosino joined Forward Together in July 2018. As Civic Engagement Manager, Kara works with partners in multiple states to support year-round civic participation in elections and policy advocacy. Previously, Kara served as Director of Programs for the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon, overseeing a range of efforts to build power and develop leaders in Oregon’s Asian and Pacific Islander communities. During that time, she grew the organization’s political analysis, strategic direction and commitment to reproductive justice, including work to pass Oregon’s landmark Reproductive Health Equity Act. She has worked on systems change in education, consulted on curriculum and training for multiple organizations and recently served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Communities of Color. Outside of work, Kara enjoys reading, making jam, seeking out the nearest body of water and going on adventures with her chosen family.