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Karen Castaneda

Family Engagement Specialist

email: karen@latnet.org | Ph: 503-283-6881

Karen joined the School Based Programs team as a Family Engagement Specialist in 2016. She works with students’ parents to engage them in the education and future of their children to ensure their success.

Originally from Colombia and previously working in the Portland nonprofit community for two years, Karen is motivated to help members in her community have the resources to overcome barriers and achieve success. In partnership with her husband, she has also previously developed her own successful restaurant business. 

When she isn’t working with Latino Network, Karen enjoys spending time with her family, watching movies, reading and trying restaurants around the city. Her favorite part about Portland is it’s delicious restaurant and wine scene.