Creative Pathways: Kara Andrade, Co-founder of HablaCentro Informatics NFP and LLC
Kara Andrade is an Ashoka fellow who co-founded HablaCentro Informatics NFP and LLC, a network of citizen journalism and information sharing hubs in Latin America that shared reliable and timely updates from the ground during crisis. She was most recently a program director at the International Center for Journalists directing programs in Costa Rica, Cuba, and Mexico. In the past, she was the senior innovation specialist for Counterpart International’s Innovation for Change Initiative which supported and started regional innovation hubs in seven regions: Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, Africa, South Asia, Central Asia, and East Asia and Pacific. She is also an adjunct professor and Ph.D. candidate at American University’s School of Communication. Her work through her social venture, research, and work in the development sector focuses on the adoption and implementation of innovations to solve common democracy problems.