Dr. Karen Nava

Professor of Visual Communication
Global Communication Specialist
International Experience: Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Honduras, Mexico, Belgium, UK, France, Spain, Cuba



  • PhD in Mass Communication, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Master of Arts in International Affairs for the Communication and Development Program with a minor in Visual Communication, Ohio University, Athens, OH
  • Bachelor of Arts, Communication Science, Bolivian Catholic University, La Paz, Bolivia

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Life with Information and Communication Technologies in the DC Metropolitan Area's Immigrant Bolivian Household


  • UX Design Certification, HowDesign University


Teaching Specializations

  • Creative Direction, Branding and Visual Identity
  • Outreach & Communications
  • Advocacy, Health and Education Publications; Repository Management

Professional Experiences

  • Senior Creative & Publications Director, UNIDOS US/National Council of La Raza, Washington, D.C.
  • Outreach Specialist & Communications Consultant, Mayor's Office on Latino Affairs, Washington, D.C.
  • Creative Specialist, Neighborhood & Communication Services, Fairfax Government, Fairfax, VA
  • Freelance Creative Specialist, Mary's Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Freelance Creative Specialist, Cancer Support Community, Washington, D.C.
  • Freelance Creative Specialist, Casita Maria Center for the Arts & Education, New York, NY
  • Freelance Creative Specialist, Richard Izquierdo Health & Sceince Charter School, New York, NY
  • National Communications Consultant, Population Education Project UNESCO/UNFPA, Bolivia
  • Communications Consultant, Ministry of Education, Government of Bolivia
  • Communications & Publications Manager, National Network for Social Action Organizations (UNITAS), La Paz, Bolivia


  • English, native or bilingual proficiency
  • Spanish, native or bilingual proficiency