Karol Yisell Mayer
Co-Founder and Head of Community
Karol Yisell Mayer (née Lora Vasquez), Co-Founder and Head of Community, has played an integral role in PreK.com’s mission-driven development. Ms. Mayer was born in Palmira, Colombia, where she lived until she was nineteen. Orphaned at a young age, Karol faced tremendous hardship as a child, lacking access to basic housing, educational and medical resources, and support. Through incredible resilience and determination, Ms. Mayer completed high school in Colombia and earned acceptance into a hospitality program in Puerto Rico, where she studied and worked for the local government. Extending her personal journey of growth and accomplishment to impact the broader community, Ms. Mayer has dedicated her life to improving access to early childhood educational opportunities for children and families. Working towards completing an advanced degree in elementary education, Karol also serves as a special-education classroom volunteer in Miami-Dade Public Schools. Karol’s own childhood experiences, paired with her time in classrooms, have given her a unique perspective on and understanding of the critical value of positive early educational experiences. As Head of Community for the PreK.com team, Karol ensures that excellent family support is provided and that multilingual, multicultural perspectives are valued and heard. Currently, Karol is focused on strengthening our impact by connecting with our families and ensuring that their need for access to high-quality, affordable childcare and preschool are at the heart of PreK.com’s work.