Karla Jeanette Díaz Freire

Karla Díaz

Service-Learning Institute Director
Professor of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities
(+593 2) 297-1700
Darwin Building, DW-100
External Institution
Journal de International Association for Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement, Red Ecuatoriana de Aprendizaje y Servicio.
  • Ph.D. in Education, Capella University, United States.
  • Master's in Social Work, Portland State University, United States.
Professional Profile
Karla Díaz holds a doctorate degree in Education from Capella University (USA) and a Masters in Social Work with a concentration in community work from Portland State University (USA). Currently, she serves as the Director of the Dragon Outreach Center and the Service-Learning Institute at Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Additionally, Karla is a full-time faculty member in the Education program at the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. With a rich background of 20 years in community engagement and service-learning, she co-founded the Ecuadorian Service-Learning Network. Karla's dedication extends to researching the impact of using service-learning as an experiential learning methodology. Her diverse research interests include service-learning, global service-learning and community engagement, adult learning, virtual learning, COIL, CHIL, short exchange programs, and global learning.

Running, Travel, Basketball.