Karina Mendoza

Karina Mendoza works with the UW- Extension in Dane County as a Bilingual Financial Educator. She works with families to increase their abilities to meet future needs while keeping pace with daily expenses and addressing the basics of earning, spending, saving, investing, health care and housing issues.

Karina is a daughter of Mexican immigrants and is among the first in her family to attend and graduate from the University of Southern California. Karina is passionate about empowering low and moderate income community members to become leaders in their communities. Prior to working for UW- Extension, Karina was a Small Business Coach, specializing in food businesses, in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore areas where she provided individual technical assistance and group workshops to small business owners and aspiring food entrepreneurs to strengthen their business skills, and navigate the licensing and registration process.

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