Karissa Pendleton serves as an event coordinator for the Florida Sports Foundation, coming to the Foundation in February 2018. Prior to working for the Florida Sports Foundation, Pendleton served within the City of Tallahassee Parks & Recreation as an Event Specialist and Athletic Site Supervisor.

Pendleton, a Tallahassee native, earned her bachelor of science in Sport Management from Florida State University (2016) and received master of science in Sport Administration from Arkansas State University in 2018.