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Karina Soria Mendoza

Portfolio Fellow

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Karina works on Elemental Excelerator’s Portfolio team with a specific focus on Equity & Access track companies. Through her work with Elementalʻs Equity & Access track, Karina supports the projects being deployed in California’s frontline communities with a focus on East Palo Alto.

Karina started as a summer intern on Elemental’s California-based Policy & Community team. Now, in addition to her role as a Portfolio Fellow, she is working toward her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from San Francisco State. Being an intern at Elemental Excelerator has given her opportunities to learn and grow.

Prior to Elemental Excelerator

Karina worked at College Track as its Operations Coordinator. She started at College Track as a Student Recruiter while in high school before becoming an Academic Coach to help students maintain good grades and overcome academic challenges. While in college, Karina interned at Emerson Collective learning more about organizational development before rejoining College Track as their Operations Coordinator.

Outside of the office

You can find her hiking, spending time with family, eating spicy food, and studying.