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Karina Vadillo

Senior Manager, Loan Originations

As part of the REDF Impact Investing Fund (RIIF) team, Karina Vadillo structures and underwrites new loan transactions – and partners with potential employment social enterprise borrowers from prospecting until loan closing. In her role as Senior Manager of Loan Originations, Karina also seeks to refine and improve originations and underwriting processes to support RIIF’s continued growth.

With over a decade of experience in impact investing, Karina has worked to provide loans to a variety of social enterprises and other mission-driven organizations, including coffee cooperatives, microfinance institutions, and charter schools. Her work has taken her to the jungles of Peru with Root Capital, the Cauca coffee region of Colombia with Global Partnerships, and the small towns of Northwest Arkansas with Equitable Facilities Fund. Witnessing first-hand the impact that access to capital can have on a social enterprise fuels her ongoing passion for impact investing.

Karina holds a Master’s in International Relations & Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and Bachelor of Arts in Economics & Latin American Studies from Wellesley College. She lives in New Jersey and when she’s not at work, you’re likely to find Karina outside – whether jogging, hiking, camping, or gardening.