Karla graduated with a Certificate in Dental Assisting from the SFCC Dental Program in 2008 with highest honors. She is an NM licensed Dental Assistant and a Certified Dental Assistant (CDA) with DANB. She has an AAS degree in Dental Health from SFCC Dental Program and she is currently actively working on completing a baccalaureate degree in the OILS program at UNM. She has CEREC certification and has extensive training in dental front office management. She is current with infection control and CPR/ BLS training. She worked for a private dental practice for eight years. She helped to train SFCC dental students every year during their clinical rotation at her previous job. She enjoys traveling and hiking.