Karlet graduated from the University of Arizona with a BA in Spanish Literature and a minor in Portuguese and has been working with immigration and human rights issues for many years, previously serving as a volunteer at the Kino Border Initiative, Borderlinks/No Mas Muertes, and Casa Alitas. While at the Kino Border Initiative she volunteered at “The Comedor” where she served meals and assisted in providing clothes to immigrants. As a volunteer at Borderlinks/No Mas Muertes she walked through the Arivaca Desert and deposited food and water for migrants. Karlet also has experience with detention work, while at Borderlinks/No Mas Muertes, she visited people detained at the Florence Detention Center providing them with moral support, and she also managed and maintained the humanitarian home at Casa Alitas where she helped reunify families with their loved ones.
Through her various volunteering experiences, she realized her commitment to helping immigrants is something very important to her, which led her to return to immigration work. After working for an immigration firm in Tucson and a workers’ compensation firm in Phoenix, she joined the Florence Project in November 2021.
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