Karissa strives to change the world by telling its stories. Before becoming a part of Mixte, Karissa performed a full PR campaign for her capstone course at San Diego State University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies (JMS). This is where Karissa found her passion for thought leadership, storytelling and changemaking. 

During this campaign, Karissa helped pave the way for a series of events called Screening Circle. These events were part of an initiative by the School of JMS’s diversity, inclusion and belonging committee. Similar to a book club, Screening Circle addressed racial injustice issues raised by HBOMax’s series “Lovecraft Country.” Screening Circle events stimulated important discussions between JMS students and faculty at SDSU and proved to many their own role as storytellers in this world. 

As she joins Mixte as a Public Relations Account Specialist, Karissa continues to delve deeper into her passions. Her goals include continuing to amplify voices of traditionally marginalized communities and challenging the status quo.

Outside of the office, you can find Karissa running by the beach, at a sports game, dancing away at a concert or enjoying time with family and friends.