Karina ÉvoraDean, Scholar Support
Karina Évora is a Dean of Scholar Support at the Foundation, providing academic advising and support to the Cooke College Scholars and Cooke Transfer Scholars. Karina has been a professional advocate for educational equity for over 10 years.
Throughout her professional career, she has intentionally sought out opportunities to provide direct support student services to marginalized and vulnerable student populations such as racially minoritized students of color and first-generation college students. Karina also has significant experience in both quantitative and qualitative educational research. She is currently a fourth-year doctoral candidate at George Washington University in Washington, DC. Karina’s research agenda explores the ways in which the system of education in the US continues to oppress and marginalize students of color, however, her dissertation is specifically focused on the impact and the structure of long-term college bridge programs.
She earned her BA in Economics from the University of Miami in Florida and her Master’s in Higher Education Administration from Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. Karina is a proud native of Rhode Island but is now a resident of Washington, DC. She is also an avid plant enthusiast and plays in several competitive kickball leagues.