Kara Niles

Kara Niles

Senior Director, Partnerships and Fundraising

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Kara Niles is Director of Partnerships and Fundraising for the Internet Society. She is passionate about building impactful partnerships that help the Internet Society attain its mission of growing and strengthening an open, globally-connected, secure, and trustworthy Internet for everyone. She is dedicated to advancing global equity and the positive advancement of human potential and collaboration in a tangible, substantial way through this mission.

She brings a wealth of experience in external relations, development/fundraising, community relationship building and non-profit management. Her experience includes international organizations as the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and World Wide Fund for Nature International (WWF) based in Switzerland, as well as locally-based non-profit and corporate organizations in Honduras, Japan, Scotland, Switzerland, and the United States. She also worked for three years with humanitarian aid workers in Eritrea and Côte d’Ivoire in holistic stress management.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master of International Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She considers herself a student of the world and enjoys independent travel and the global connections the Internet offers. She speaks Italian, French, and some Spanish.

She is based in Houston, Texas, USA.

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