Kara Federico is a program associate on the Managed Organizations team at Arabella. Working out of the firm’s Washington, DC office, Kara provides operational, programmatic, financial, and business development support for projects hosted at the New Venture Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity, and the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4). Her portfolio focuses on international development, human rights, civil liberties, and a range of other issues.
Prior to joining Arabella, Kara served as a program associate at International Business and Technical Consultants Inc. (IBTCI), a consulting firm that monitors and evaluates international development programs, where she supported the start-up, management, and operations of two five-year, $25 million USAID-funded projects in Somalia and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Previously, Kara worked as a program assistant in the Office of Energy and Environment at The Ohio State University, where she supported on-campus and community programming focusing on sustainability.
Kara graduated magna cum laude with a BA in political science from The Ohio State University. While in school, Kara spent time in Uganda and Rwanda studying genocide and crimes against humanity.