Karina Vadillo

Karina Vadillo

Investment Associate

Karina works closely with Investment Principals and supports the structuring and underwriting of transactions.

Karina previously served as a Senior Analyst for TriLinc Global, where she performed investment management activities for a private debt portfolio targeting SMEs in emerging markets with $390+ mm AUM. Prior to joining TriLinc, Karina worked at Global Partnerships, where she managed loan closings for an impact-led investor providing debt to social enterprises.

Karina was a Fellow at Agora Partnerships in Nicaragua where she worked alongside social entrepreneurs to prepare them for future investment. Karina began her career at Root Capital, an impact investor growing rural communities by investing in agricultural businesses. Beginning as a college intern, she spent five years at Root focused on preparing and processing loan documents, disbursements, and amortizations with teams based across Latin America and Africa.

Karina graduated from Wellesley College with a B.A. in Economics and Latin American Studies. She also holds an M.A. in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins SAIS. During her time at SAIS, she interned at Quona Capital and Microvest, fund managers focused on financial inclusion.