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Karina Meza
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Karina Meza

Director of Communications

As the Director of Communications at Hispanic Access Foundation, Karina implements communications plans embracing social media and traditional earned and paid media. She also oversees the development of training materials, printed pieces, and program reports.

A Mexican American immigrant, Karina strives to connect immigrant communities with the resources they need to enhance their lives. Fluent in Spanish with the ability to translate materials, she also brings six years of communications management experience developing and implementing communications strategies, media pitches, media relations, strategic social media, media kits, and strategic marketing. Prior to joining Hispanic Access, Karina was an Account Manager at On The Marc Media where she oversaw numerous clients’ marketing and public relations needs.

Karina graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park, where she earned a B.A. in communications with a concentration in public relations. Karina also holds an associate degree from Montgomery College.

Why she works for Hispanic Access…

“I first came across Hispanic Access on LinkedIn, and its name grabbed my attention. After clicking on the organization's profile and learning more about its mission, I was sold. I've always wanted to work for an organization that gives back to the Latino community. Working at Hispanic Access is not only enjoyable, but it's fulfilling as well.”

In her spare time…

“I love spending time outside. I enjoy taking walks and biking. I also like going to the gym and weightlifting.”

Her favorite book…

“My favorite book is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. In high school, this was the first book I read that truly make an emotional impact on my life. It opened my eyes to a different kind of world from what I was used to—a world that isn't just peaches and cream.”

A person she finds inspirational…

“I've always been inspired by Selena Quintanilla. Growing up, she was the first person I found inspirational because of her ability to maintain her Mexican culture while growing up in America. She was one of the first famous people who had handled being Mexican American while in the spotlight. She was an inspiration to many little girls like me who often felt confused about their culture and not being "American" enough nor "Mexican" enough.”

About Us

Hispanic Access Foundation connects Latinos and others with partners and opportunities to improve lives and create an equitable society.

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