Kara Carmosino

Director of Programs and Strategy, Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon

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 comes to organizing with a background in education, with experience facilitating discussion circles, classrooms, workshops, trainings, meetings and mediation processes. She was selected 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 Trainer-Organizer.