Director of International Relations
As Director of International Relations, Karla has a wealth of experience in global networking. Karla’s primary focus is to lead the Indiana Regional Center to implement international solutions, identify and attract international investment opportunities for the State of Indiana.
Born in Belo Horizonte, MG – Brazil, Karla graduated in Communication/Journalism from IESB (Instituto de Educacao Superior de Brasilia) and worked as a TV reporter for 2 years in Brazil before she immigrated to the United States in 2003.
Karla worked as a reporter for the Brazilian Press Newspaper in New Jersey and for Power Play Studios in New York City. Before she joined our team, Karla worked at an International Intellectual Property Investigations company in the import and export division.
Karla is sensible to clients who speak Portuguese, English and Spanish – which is essential in bridging the gap between clients and international agencies. Additionally, Karla has firsthand experience navigating through the complex immigration system in the United States.
Her family is her passion. Married to a pilot and with two boys, she enjoys traveling the world and learning about other cultures.
Karla keeps herself very busy with work and keeping up with her children’s travel hockey schedule and yet still manages to find time to work out and spend time with her friends. Her favorite quote: “If it aggravates me, it is not worth it”.