Karla manages the lending team at Main Street Launch. She supports our work through client service and partnerships. She is passionate about small business and economic development. While her professional background is a mix of business and public policy, her career has been primarily focused on small business finance. Prior to joining Main Street Launch, Karla worked with small businesses and startups to get the capital they need to grow and succeed. She is constantly searching for innovative ways to help small businesses prosper.

Karla holds a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University. In her spare time, Karla enjoys cooking, photography and traveling. She is a native Spanish-speaker.