Organizer. Entrepreneur. Macro Social Worker.
Karissa is a true champion of all things advocacy and equity and spends her days working to balance the scales for communities most often forgotten.
Her commitment to building Black and Brown political power, community building, and developing young leaders greatly extends outside of any particular role or organization. Karissa serves as the Social Justice and Connections Chairman of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc® – Gamma Omega Chapter, a Trustee at the Deaconess Foundation, and a board member of Pro-Choice Missouri.
With training in communications, social work, organizing, and being a self-taught graphic and web designer, Karissa uses her skills to try and make the world a better place, as corny as that sounds. She is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University and has earned an MSW from Saint Louis University.
Personally, she is a big sister, a left-hander, and a lover of tacos and music (in no particular order.) With the brain capacity of a never-ending file cabinet, her ultimate goal is to use every tool in her personal and professional arsenals to help Black and brown individuals build self-governing communities.