Karina Kelly


Alternative Payment Counselor

Karina has always known she wanted to have a job with a purpose. Before coming to BANANAS, she worked as an administrator for inmate services at the Dual Vocational Institute where she managed work schedules for penitentiary porters. This ensured that individuals could take on duties such as laundry, mail, or cleaning to earn income. While she initially planned to become a correctional officer, she decided to change careers and move back to her hometown of Oakland. It wasn’t long before she found her way to BANANAS, first in a temporary position, and now as a permanent part of the Bunch. She has an Associate of Arts Degree from Chabot College and is thrilled to be part of an organization that supports parents and families. During her non-office hours, Karina spends her time with her two-year-old daughter, taking neighborhood walks and hiking in Joaquin Miller Park.

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