Diversity and Inclusion Director
Karina Ramirez (She/Her/Ella) joined CCL as a volunteer in 2017 and has served as Diversity & Inclusion Director since 2018. In her role, she supports volunteers and staff working toward inclusion and belonging efforts. She leads the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Monitoring Team at CCL, a staff-level group that provides feedback and tracks the organization’s Diversity, Equity & Inclusion plan. She has supported the creation of several affinity teams at CCL including Latinos, People of the Global Majority, Climate & Culture, Asian Pacific, LGBTQIA+ and Allies Outreach, Listening to Indigenous Voices, and the Differently Abled Action Teams. Karina also supervises CCL’s Spanish-language efforts through our website (climavivible.org) and its social media accounts.
Prior to her work with CCL, Karina spent a decade as a multimedia journalist for diverse audiences in Dallas, Texas. Her news stories ranged from local news, to business, and immigration topics. Karina holds a master’s degree in Journalism from the University of North Texas and a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from American University.
When she is not working, she is volunteering at her local community garden and participates in local climate and community events. Karina is originally from Ecuador and lives in West Palm Beach, Florida.