Karissa PorterShe/Her Director of Refugee Career Pathway Program, Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Global Learning
M. Karissa Porter, MA TESL, Director of Refugee Career Pathways Program 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.