Karina leads PACS’s scholar programs (PhD Fellowship and Small Grants) and works closely with our Faculty Directors in the leadership of the annual workshop and academic conferences. Trained as a sociologist with research and professional experience across our thematic areas of scholarship – domestic and global civic life, philanthropy, democracy and sustainability – she brings unique perspective and skills to our intellectual community. Karina has worked in philanthropy (Global Fund for Women) as well as the domestic nonprofit and international development sectors, most recently with Landesa, an organization advancing gender equitable land rights and climate solutions. She has published in both academic and media outlets on indigenous rights; land rights; women’s rights; sustainability; nonprofit management; social movements; and democracy, including co-authorship of Deeply Divided: Racial Politics and Social Movements in Postwar America. On behalf of PACS, Karina is co-leading the nascent Advancing Democracy Initiative, an example of her passion to leverage scholarship and academia for public purpose and social benefit. She is also a former PACS PhD Fellow (2011-2012) and was part of the PACS community throughout her time as a PhD student here at Stanford.