Karla Michelle Rivera joined the Women’s Funding Network team as the Operations Assistant in December 2020, bringing with her a strong commitment to social justice, and a long background in supporting organizational strength and effectiveness.
Prior to WFN, Karla worked at the Solidago Foundation where she was responsible for supporting the Communications and Development Team in their fundraising and communications initiatives. Karla worked closely with the Director of Development and the Chief Executive Officer in her role as the Partnerships and Communications Assistant during a transformative time for the organization. In this role, Karla oversaw parts of the implementation process for new systems and developing communications materials and the organization’s website and rebranding process, as well as planning events, and managing the coordination of a number of programs. Karla was later promoted to Office Manager where she continued her support of the organization to include operations support and management of office operations and staff.
It was at Solidago that Karla developed her desire to work in the nonprofit social justice sector and has made it her personal mission to be engaged and to explore ways in which she can make a difference in the lives of those most effected in an unjust society.
Born in the small tropical island of Puerto Rico and raised in Massachusetts, Karla currently resides in Springfield, MA with her family. She is a non-traditional student who obtained an Associate’s in Business Administration and is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Business Studies at UMass – Amherst.