Karla directed a bilingual Christian school as part of the El Shaddai Educational Foundation in Guatemala for 12 years and oversaw teacher training and supervision.  Karla also worked as an academic consultant to Culture & Education Corporation S.A., where she advised on integrating special needs students.

Karla is bilingual in English and Spanish and has an M.A. in Educational Innovation and a B.A. in Psychology and Pedagogy from Galileo University and the PanAmerican University of Guatemala, respectively. She has attended certificate-granting courses in Guatemala, the United States, and Israel.