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Karissa Porter

She/Her Director of Refugee Career Pathway Program, Global Learning, Bluegrass Community and Technical College

Karissa Porter has been involved in refugee resettlement work since 2005. She worked for 13 years as a case manager and medical case manager in local resettlement before becoming involved with the Refugee Career Pathway work at Bluegrass Community and Technical College. Karissa grew up in Mali, West Africa where she learned to speak French fluently and developed a passion for cross-cultural communication and how global concerns impact everyone. She loves a good karaoke or dance party and is always willing to try new food and new adventures.

Email Address karissa.porter@kctcs.edu
State Kentucky
Webpage https://bluegrass.kctcs.edu/about/global-learning.aspx
Main area of practice
  • Academic Advising/Support
  • Career Counseling/Pathways
  • College Access
  • Student Services
Specializes in These Areas
  • Africa
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI)
  • First-Generation
  • Language
  • Minority Serving Institutions
  • Non-Traditional students
Populations served
  • Resettled Refugees
  • SIVs
  • Humanitarian Parolees
  • Asylees
  • The Presidents' Alliance
  • Welcome Campus Network
  • NASH RRI Champion
I'm open to... Networking, Consulting for a fee, Providing a service