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indianapolis, indiana 46202
Karina Garduno joined the IUPUI Multicultural Center in June 2015. During that time she has held the positions of Assistant Director for Multicultural Programming, Senior Associate Director and in 2022 was named the Director of the Multicultural Center. In the Fall of 2017 Karina also took on the role of DACA point person for the IUPUI Campus. In 2018 this role expanded to include the IUFW campus. As the DACA point person Karina serve as the primary point of contact for DACA students and Undocumented student. She provides information on available resources and services, coordinate workshops, presentations and trainings for faculty, staff and students regarding DACA and the challenges that DACA/Undocumented Students may face, and serves the university system wide DACA committee to review legislative changes affecting DACA students.
Prior to joining the Multicultural Center, Karina served as the Coordinator for Social Justice Education in the Office of Student Involvement. Before coming to IUPUI, she taught high school in the Indianapolis area for five year. Karina is a proud alumna of Indiana University- Bloomington. In 2005 she received her B.S. in Secondary Spanish Education from IUB and in 2013 she received her M.S. in Higher Education Student Affairs.