Karina Sanchez

Program Associate, Resilient Communities

As a program associate of the Resilient Communities program at New America, Karina Sanchez supports innovative business practices through the implementation of local wireless networks to Sandy-impacted small businesses across New York City.   

Before joining the Resilient Communities team, Sanchez conducted research with New America NYC on civic technology groundwork and artificial intelligence activity throughout the state of New York. Prior to New America, Sanchez had a diverse set of experiences within public, private, and nonprofit sectors. Sanchez's passion for education and tech policy is rooted in her work for former Texas State Senator Wendy Davis and while at the Center for Democracy and Technology during the 2016 election.   

Sanchez is a native Texan who graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor’s degree in communication studies. Her interests include film, photography, rock climbing, and traveling.