Born and raised in Massachusetts, Karen first arrived at Gallaudet in 1979 and has worked in various positions on campus for the past 33 years. Her work assignments have included being a full-time resident
advisor and then a Coordinator of Residence Education (CRE) in the Office of Residence Life, Coordinator of Paraprofessional Programs, followed by 18 years as an Academic Advisor. Karen moved into the
Career Center in July of 2010 and is currently the Director. She has enjoyed being a part of students' career development and their plans for "Life after Gallaudet".