Karla comes from a large Latin American family. Since she was young, the importance of cultural traditions, language and identity was instilled in her.
Karla graduated from the University of Ottawa Common Law Program on the Dean’s Honour List in 2017. She worked at the UOttawa Legal Clinic where she provided Community Legal Education and Outreach to community groups and organizations. Her experience at the clinic illuminated the importance of making Canadian law accessible for people of all cultural, religious, linguistic and socio-economic backgrounds. Karla was on the executive committee of the Latin American Law Student Association, where she planned fundraisers for Latin American communities facing hardships, provided peer mentorship, and hosted networking events.
Karla joined the firm in 2018 after articling with the Ministry of the Attorney General at the Family Responsibility Office, where she gained invaluable litigation experience conducting enforcement proceedings. Her family background, community involvement, and articling experience have contributed to a passion for helping others and a valuing of cultural diversity that she brings with her to Carranza LLP.