Kara Watkins is the senior manager for BPC’s Funding Our Future coalition. Prior to joining BPC, Watkins was the director of national programs for the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino campaign at The Raben Group, where she also managed a portfolio of initiatives on behalf of nonprofit, foundation, and corporate clients. Watkins began her career on Capitol Hill and has roots in local campaign organizing. She earned her B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a double major in Political Science and Latin American Studies.