Kara is a member of our engineering team focused on security, data pipelines, and making sure our APIs are ready for offline and specialized deployments.

Before Mapbox, Kara developed wilderness search and rescue planning tools with DC area startup Azimuth1. Prior to that she researched natural disaster emergency response and evacuation modeling at Johns Hopkins STIRM lab. She attended George Mason University and, in hopes of consolidating forays into computer science, design, and geology, graduated with a degree in geography. Outside of work, Kara spends the majority of her time on a bicycle and is fond of wandering around on mountains.