The Scholarship Foundation of St Louis is pleased to announce the appointment of Karina Arango as Advocacy Director. Arango recently earned her master’s in education at Loyola University of Chicago, where her work focused on cultural and educational policy. Her bachelor’s in communications is from Fontbonne University in St. Louis.
Arango has worked with the Foundation since 2014, when she joined the second class of interns engaged as policy advocates. In her first year in that role, she led the presentation to the board of directors that opened all Scholarship Foundation programs to residents of the region, regardless of citizenship status. She has served in a part-time role as Advocacy Associate since 2018.
In addition to policy advocacy, Arango has experience working directly with students in a full-time position for three years at the International Welcome Center of the Ritenour School District as well as part-time positions with the department of multicultural affairs at Loyola and the student leadership summit of UnidosUS.