Before joining S360, Karen worked at two other consulting firms and as deputy state director for Sen. Patty Murray, where she oversaw outreach with constituents and helped develop legislative responses, appropriations requests and grant support for Washington communities. During the Clinton administration, she worked as a member of the White House advance team on trips by officials to the Pacific Northwest. She has served on the boards of the Municipal League of King County, EarthCorps, Washington Wilderness Coalition and the Wilderness Volunteer Corps.
Karen holds a master’s degree in educational policy analysis from Stanford University and a B.A. in sociology from William Smith College.