As the Director of Administration, Karinne oversees LACLJ’s human resources, facilities and operations and provides grants management support to the Director of Legal Services. As a professional nonprofit administrator, Karinne brings to LACLJ unique expertise in program design, evaluation and organizational development. Prior to joining LACLJ, Karinne managed government grants and education compliance programs for an international nonprofit organization and has held talent acquisition, researcher and project and program management roles in the nonprofit and private sectors. Karinne graduated magna cum laude from Rutgers University where she studied political science and earned her Master of Public Administration degree from New York University’s, Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service. She is a certified human resources professional and holds the PHR credential from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and the SHRM-CP credential from the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM). She is a native Spanish speaker.