Karla Burns

Karla Burns

Karla Burns

Pastoral Assistant, Parroquia San Pedro
College of the Holy Cross 2016
Major: Chemistry
Fun Fact: She’s a huge prankster and loves seeing someone’s reaction when something happens that they least expect!

Who is your role model and why?

I really look up to women who empower each other. I would not be where I am today without these women that serve as my teachers, mentors, mothers, sisters, and friends. They are intelligent, kind, supportive, well-respected, loving, and generous. These women not only make things happen for themselves but share their gifts and talents with the world so that others can be the best versions of themselves.

What might people be surprised to know about you?

I love Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream. I worked at a scoop shop in Vermont for three summers and I still have all of the flavors memorized. The ice cream is not only delicious but it also addresses social justice issues while being socially and economically conscientious. It’s how I started to see a relationship between my money and its impact on my community. I guess you could say that working at a scoop shop contributed to my path toward JVC by sparking my interest in social justice issues and business ethics.

How would your friends or family describe you?

In one word: Adventurous. They would also tell you that I befriend strangers wherever I go and eat a lot of food. I am a foodie and love to eat!

Share the moment you got your offer call from JVC?

I will never forget the feeling that came over me when I knew for certain JVC was the next step for me. At College of the Holy Cross I received my first Communion and then received my second Communion at JVC Discernment Weekend. I could see that as I was leaving Holy Cross, a place where I found my faith, God gave me this new opportunity to continue to explore and deepen my faith with JVC.

Name one bucket list item you’re looking forward to crossing off with your community?

Having spontaneous dance parties!