MK is a K-12 Partnerships Manager for CareerWise and helps in developing and maintaining strong relationships with our K-12 partners in order to create a strong foundation for a statewide youth apprenticeship system.MK has been working within education non-profits for the last 11 years; most recently as the National Program Manager for Youth Empowerment Programs with Operation HOPE, an organization dedicated to financial empowerment. Prior, MK managed out-of-school time programs in the Denver metro area at Mercy Housing Colorado, and worked with opportunity youth in Denver Public Schools through the Colorado I Have A Dream Foundation. She earned her Bachelor’s degree at Smith College in Anthropology and African Studies. As a Fulbright Student Scholar in Finland, she went on to earn her Master’s degree in International Development at the University of Helsinki, with a focus on immigrants, asylees and refugees. In her free time, MK enjoys practicing and teaching yoga, cooking and spending time outdoors with her wife and daughter.