Meet the Staff – Karla Velazquez

Meet the CPA Staff

Tell us about your background.

The first professional positions of my career were in the private sector, working in finance and administration before transitioning and becoming involved in contracts and project management, which I enjoy tremendously.

In those early career days I also focused my efforts on supporting local start-up companies and subsidiary media and telecommunication companies while I worked to finish my schooling.
After I graduated with my bachelors degree, I firmly pursued my career goals and transitioned to the public sector through non-profit work.

What responsibilities do you have here at Clean Power Alliance?

I am responsible for the administrative tasks of the Marketing and Communication team & Government Affairs teams and I’m always happy to support our strategic goals in any way I can. I manage both departments’ budgets and assist with contracts, campaigns, and events. I also help manage the Community Advisory Committee with the Government Affairs team and I am always open to assisting with new and exciting tasks and strive to be a backbone for all our work.

What are you most proud of in working here at CPA?

What I am most proud of is the professional growth I have made and the friendships I’ve cultivated at CPA. I love assisting and collaborating with all of our teams to achieve impactful outcomes that improve our communities. I feel our achievements are an amazing reflection of the strengths and the camaraderie in our organization.