Karmin Canales is a Los Angeles native who began her post-secondary education at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her education at the University of Southern California where she received a degree in Music Business. Upon graduation, Karmin pursued a career within the entertainment industry and had a successful trajectory in managing the Concerts Finance department for a one of the largest talent agencies within the United States.
Even though Karmin’s career has been fruitful, she has been inspired to serve her community in a greater capacity. Some of the greatest joys for Karmin has been serving underrepresented communities within the Los Angeles region.
Growing up under a single-parent, immigrant household, Karmin experienced firsthand the disparities people often undergo in marginalized communities. These experiences have given Karmin the drive to serve SLATE-Z and contribute to SLATE-Z’s goal of revitalizing South LA and building equity within the community. Karmin’s passion and excitement to work with the Transit Work Group’s green initiatives directly coincide with her ultimate goal of developing an international development program geared towards addressing environmental issues around the world.
In her free time, Karmin loves exploring different countries and cultures throughout the world and spending quality time with her friends and family.