Karl Abordo joined the CalSAC team in September 2018 through the AmeriCorps Public Allies program. Prior to signing on, Karl was based in North Carolina, where he worked as the database and marketing administrator at a certified public accounting and business consulting firm. During his time on the east coast, Karl received his B.A. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). There he also co-founded the university’s largest Asian-interest student organization, the Filipino-American Student Association.
Karl was initially inspired and found his passion in leadership development in 2013 after being invited by a friend to attend a week-long intensive leadership program through LeaderShape Institute. Shortly after, Karl ran and served as the Student Organizational Senator for the Student Government Association of UNCG and received the 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award from the National Society of Leadership & Success.
Karl’s more recent contributions include serving as the first state chairman of North Carolina for the National Federation of Filipino American Associations and the vice president of Fil-Am Sangbayan, Inc., a Filipino-American non-profit cultural and charitable organization serving the north-central regions of North Carolina.
Today, Karl resides in the Bay Area and continues his leadership journey through the mentorship of AmeriCorps Public Allies in San Francisco. By moving to California, Karl is hopeful and motivated to grow a deeper understanding of social justice in order to educate others and to discover a path for a more equitable world.
When he is off the clock, Karl enjoys exploring new places, creating videos and graphics, and spending time with his friends, family, and a community student group that he leads.