Karen Vargas

Executive Assistant

Karen Vargas is the Executive Assistant to the President and CEO of the IAF. She supports the administrative functions of the executive office and provides support for board management and engagement. Prior to joining the IAF, Vargas worked in fundraising at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business and served as an NGO capacity-building volunteer with the Peace Corps in Mozambique. She holds a master’s degree in International Public Administration and Development from the University of Denver and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Penn State University. She holds additional certificates in Conflict Resolution and Humanitarian Assistance and is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.