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Karima Raharjo

At Flamboyan, Karima supports the Program team around operations and logistics, such as communicating with partners and assisting with programmatic events. She helps ensure that the team can focus on increasing access to and sustaining REAL Family Engagement in DC and across the country.

Karima believes that everyone has potential to contribute knowledge, solutions, and kindness to the world. A quality education facilitates an environment for students to maximize their potential, and she believes that we would all benefit with access to that opportunity.

Karima graduated with degrees in Elementary Education and Cognitive Studies/Psychology from Vanderbilt University. While in school, she worked at the Building Knowledge Lab, where she studied psychology around learning, knowledge, and misinformation in 5-10 year old children.  Karima then went on to work as an elementary school teacher at DCPS for two years. The students she taught in DC and Nashville, TN continue to motivate her work in education.

Outside of Flamboyan, Karima loves reading books and watching TV, because she loves stories and understanding people’s thinking and motivations. She also loves sports and board games for the friendly competition.

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Who was your favorite teacher in school? Ms. Wendy Herring, my second-grade teacher, who sent us letters in the mail and invited my immigrant mom to speak to my class.