About Us

Rosa BenitezKarren A. Lane, JD
Program Officer

Karren A. Lane joined the Weingart Foundation in 2018 as a program officer, where she reviews grant requests and works on special projects. She previously served as vice president of policy at Community Coalition, a community-based organization in South Central Los Angeles, where she led community organizing and civic engagement. She has also worked as an advocate for children and youth, including those impacted by the justice system. Karren is a graduate of UCLA and Teachers College, Columbia University, and holds a law degree from the Southwestern School of Law.

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