Kara Bowen joined the council team in June 2021 as Communications Coordinator. Kara previously served as a Communications Consultant at Lumina Foundation, a national foundation working to make education after high school more accessible and equitable. A Connecticut native, Kara became interested in the nonprofit sector during her time as Development Intern at The Discovery Museum and Planetarium in Bridgeport, CT.
Kara graduated with a B.S. in Integrated Marketing Communications and Spanish minor from Ithaca College. She is the granddaughter of Cuban immigrants and spent a semester studying in Spain, which shaped her interest in international issues and the Spanish language.