The Common Good

Karla Vasquez

Mobilizing Assistant

Karla is originally from El Salvador however the city of Angels has been her home (Go Lakers!) for most of her life. She graduated from Biola University in 2009, with a B.A. in Journalism and a minor in Intercultural Studies and Biblical Studies. This last year, Karla worked as an after school Assistant Program Director and mentored neighborhood youth in inner city Los Angeles.

Aside from the work aspects and community aspects of the internship program, Karla is excited about the opportunity of being a year round pedestrian and walking commuter. Karla loves spoken word, gardening, foods from different cultures, knitting, hearing people’s stories, looking for fun vegetable recipes, learning more about God’s heart for justice and is an avid fan of cupcakes.

Karla feels honored to be a part of the Sojourners community this year. 

Blog Posts by Karla Vasquez

Posted by Karla Vasquez 2 years 1 week ago
Where there is hope, there is future.Today is Hunger Action Day.For many in my beloved Golden State, today will go unnoticed. It will be what it always is — a Wednesday full of its special nuances...
Posted by Karla Vasquez 3 years 3 weeks ago
Sacred the land, Sacred the water, Sacred the sky, Holy and true, Sacred all life, Sacred each other, All reflect God who is good. – Franciscan Brother Rufino Zaragoza, OFMLast Friday night was...
Posted by Karla Vasquez 3 years 10 weeks ago
Unfortunately, celebrating the arts isn’t a priority today. This is especially apparent when ongoing budget cuts threaten robust art programs. When looking for places to cut, art and music school...
Posted by James Colten, Karla Vasquez 3 years 19 weeks ago
An estimated 27 million people are held in slavery today, and human trafficking is expected to pass drug trafficking as the largest criminal industry in the world. In the United States alone, there...
Posted by Karla Vasquez 3 years 22 weeks ago
Every 100 immigrants with advanced degrees who worked in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields created an additional 262 jobs for U.S. natives according to Zavodny’s research...