Karina works at the intersections of mobility, social equity, climate action, and technology. She has nearly a decade of experience in multimodal transportation policy, planning, and programmatic initiatives across a wide range of projects. From developing roadmaps that incorporate data analytics and new technology to modernize how cities manage their public realm to implementing new services that address mobility barriers, Karina is experienced in emerging mobility regulation, demand management strategies, and public transit access. She translates community input and evidence-based research into actionable plans and policies to provide people with mobility choices.
Most recently, Karina directed LADOT’s Code the Curb initiative to modernize the city’s practices for curb data governance and policy development and design new curb regulations to accelerate local zero-emissions transportation goals. She also served as the data analytics and policy development lead on the team that modernized the City of Los Angeles’ land use review policies and tools to comply with California Senate Bill 743. This effort led LA to become one of the first major cities to adopt a new paradigm for assessing the transportation-related environmental impacts of projects.
Karina established the Racial Equity Program at LADOT and launched the inaugural application cycle for the LADOT People St program that enabled communities to transform roadways into spaces for people. From her tenure as LA Metro Board Deputy to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, her expertise also includes grant funding and major corridor projects.