Karina Rivera is the director of human resources at the Heising-Simons Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2017, Karina was a senior associate consultant at VIVA Strategy + Communications, where she managed multi-partner early learning systems projects and provided strategic consultation to county and regional partners implementing Quality Rating & Improvement Systems (QRIS) across California. Other experience includes applied behavioral therapy to children with autism. Karina received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley.