Karla lives in Hanover County, Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude with an Associate degree in Human and Social Services from Bryant & Stratton College in April 2016. Karla has a certificate for Recovery Coach and Peer Leadership Skills as well as Peer Recovery Specialist Training. In July 2018, she started volunteering at The McShin Foundation. Karla is now an AmeriCorps member who mentors the female participants. Karla is dedicated to sharing her story with others since finding recovery in 2016. By "giving it away," Karla can use her own journey as a means to help others on theirs.