Education: Business Certificate in Education Entrepreneurship, M.S. Education Management, B.A. Political Science, B.A. Spanish.
What I wish I had known earlier: The art of saying “no” to a task or request without letting it occupy space & time in my mind.
Karina Chapa joined Saudi Aramco in 2012 serving various roles in that include: second grade teacher, foreign language instructional coach, D&I program facilitator, leadership coach and mentoring program manager. The heart of each is role is empowering others through knowledge and self-awareness, done in a fun and creative way.
Karina’s most notable work in D&I Division is creating and managing The Mentorship Program which has evolved over the years to serve the Saudi Aramco’s needs. The program is the only mentoring program in the Company to receive global accreditation from the International Mentoring Association. Over 500 mentors and mentees have participated in the Program since it’s inception. Both mentees and mentors have stated that this program drastically improved
their career and life.
Karina believes in volunteerism and lifelong learning. In 2005 Karina founded Fundacion Activa Houston, a grassroots non-profit aimed at serving underprivileged communities in El Salvador, Mexico and Houston. Since 2015 Karina has been managing Eastern Flames Football Club (EFFC). EFFC is the first women’s football club in the Kingdom, the first Saudi women’s club to play internationally, and the regional champions of 2020 and 2021 Saudi Arabia Football Federation leagues. Since 2019, Karina volunteers in mentoring organizations to promote mentorship in the GCC.