Meet our team
Program Manager; Karena.Malko@nau.edu
Karena Malko started working for the NACRC in April 2022, previously working for the Health Promotion Department at NAU. Karena is a graduate of Columbia University, where she majored in African American Studies with a minor in Elementary Education. She pursued a Master of Science from the International Institute of Restorative Practices, graduating with a degree in Youth Counseling. While working for Arizona State University, Karena led a grant-funded initiative focused on implementing Motivational Interviewing across various Student Affairs departments. She has also worked with Access, ASU, helping increase post-secondary enrollment rates for Black, Latino, and low-income students in the Mesa school district. Originally from the NYC/NJ area Karena loves exploring Arizona with her designer mutt, Max.