Kareece is the new Executive Director of the Austin-based, international nonprofit, Well Aware. Her tenure as an intern at Well Aware led her to a full-time position as the organization’s Director of Operations after a career in the biotech industry. Her passion for international development, combined with her commitment to excellence, earned her the most executive leadership position at Well Aware after just two years.
Prior to graduating from UT-Austin with a focus in Geography and Business, Kareece spent her youth on frequent humanitarian missions in overlooked communities in the U.S. She found her passion for philanthropy at an early age, and she continues to approach her leadership with a lens of community involvement and pragmatism.
As one of the youngest executives in the water charity sector, Kareece has already earned a certification in Sustainable Development Goal 6, been quoted in national publications, and is a member of the Rural Water Supply Network and the Young Nonprofit Professional Network of Austin.
From the moment she heard about Well Aware, Kareece has been deeply involved with the cause and fight for clean water. She looks forward to the long journey ahead with this team of strong, inspiring women.
Fun Fact: Kareece grew up in New Braunfels, Texas and has lived in Austin since 2012. Her hobbies and interests include binge-watching Friends, eating too much pizza for most meals and petting stranger's dogs for uncomfortably long periods of time.