- Certificate of Diversity and Inclusion, Cornell University
- Master of Arts, Public Policy: California State University, Northridge
- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science: California State University, Northridge
- Associates of Arts, Social Science: Merced College
Karla’s research is focused on the effects of public policy on post 9/11 military families. Her research areas of interest include veteran transition and community integration, military spouse employment/underemployment and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among combat veterans.