Karra grew up in Southern California and moved northward in the 90s for college at San Jose State University where she received a degree in Anthropology and Comparative Religious Studies. Having moved from the Bay Area to the Sierra Foothills, she was drawn to Waldorf Education as a parent in 2014 when her oldest child was starting 1st grade. She felt an immediate affinity for Rudolf Steiner’s philosophy of education and a deep resonance with the work of Waldorf education to heal the hearts of children.
After nearly 2-decade long career as a legal and security specialist at top internet companies, she left the corporate world and began to deepen her experience with Anthroposophy and education. She founded Digital Anthropos, an Anthroposophically based program to support families, students, and educators navigating the challenges of a digitally saturated world and began teaching the Cyber Civics (digital literacy classes for middle school students) at Live Oak.
In 2019 She began formal Waldorf teacher training though Antioch University and served as a long-term substitute in positions ranging from 3 weeks to 6 months through the past several years. She will receive a “Certificate in Waldorf Education” in 2022 and continues to work on her master’s thesis focusing on an anthroposophical approach to digital literacy in Waldorf Education.
Karra and her husband have 3 children including a recent Live Oak graduate, a 6th grader and 3rd grader. When she isn’t teaching or studying, you can find her enjoying time with her family, practicing yoga, reading, and spending time outdoors.