Karina Kloos

Summer Collaborative Research Fellowship Lead

Karina Kloos leads the Summer Collaborative Research Fellowship for PhD students, and helped to launch and lead three other core initiatives: Impact Lab Design Fellowship, Scholars in Service program and Postdoctoral Fellowship.

She completed her PhD in Sociology from Stanford University and comes to the team with more than a decade of experience working with nonprofit and international development organizations on issues ranging from women's rights, land rights and indigenous rights, to youth, education and climate initiatives. Most recently, Karina served as Senior Research and Evaluation Specialist, and Global Advocacy Program Manager with Landesa, and formerly worked as a strategy and impact evaluation consultant with the Global Fund for WomenShe has published on topics that include social movements, polarization and inequality in a co-authored book, Deeply Divided; on land rights and climate change; and nonprofit evaluation

Karina is also an outdoor adventure enthusiast who can often be found working on her camper van with her husband and two young daughters in between mountain and beach adventures, or searching for the perfect 5.5% ABV hazy IPA.

Blog Posts

We welcomed the third annual cohort of Stanford Impact Labs’ Summer Collaborative Research Fellows on June 21 with a backyard picnic on a hot (hot!) summer solstice day. Alongside the PhD fellows, Professor Pascaline Dupas joined us to share how…

Postdoctoral fellows from left to right: Marbella Eboni Allen,  Malissa Alinor, Max Hui Bai, and Carlos Schmidt-Padilla.

Four graduating PhD students join Stanford’s community this fall as part of our inaugural Stanford Impact Labs Postdoctoral Fellowship. Malissa Alinor (University of Georgia, Sociology), Marbella Eboni Allen (Rice University, Sociology), Max Hui…

When I started my PhD program in sociology at Stanford, the thing I cared most about was using my research to have a positive impact in the world. I did find some pockets of support and opportunity, however I mostly struggled to see how I could…