Karina Mendoza returns to Dane County

We are excited to welcome Karina Mendoza back to Extension Dane County as a Bilingual Financial Educator. Karina had worked with us previously as financial educator and a nutrition educator before moving to the East Coast. As a financial educator, Karina will be working with families to increase their abilities to meet future needs while keeping pace with daily expenses and addressing the basics of earning, spending, saving, investing, health care and housing issues.

Karina is a daughter of Mexican immigrants and is among the first in her family to attend and graduate from the University of Southern California. Karina is passionate about empowering low and moderate income community members to become leaders in their communities. Prior to returning to Extension, Karina was a Small Business Coach, specializing in food businesses, in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas where she provided individual technical assistance and group workshops to small business owners and aspiring food entrepreneurs to strengthen their business skills, and navigate the licensing and registration process.

Karina can be reached at 608-283-1262 or mendoza.karina@countyofdane.com.