As Scaling Director, Karla Petersen O’Farrill leads IPA’s strategy to bring effective evidence-based programs to scale to increase their reach and impact. Prior to joining IPA, Karla served as Senior Evidence to Scale Manager at J-PAL where she supported the organization’s efforts to enhance the adoption at scale of evidence-based programs. Before that, Karla worked on the design and implementation of the Mexican government’s inclusive growth strategy at the Finance Ministry. She has also served as an assistant professor at IPADE Business School and a consultant for the World Bank and the International Finance Corporation. Karla holds an MPP from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in international affairs from Tecnológico de Monterrey.