Karen grew up in the City of Lights (Aurora, IL) and received a B.A. in Psychology at North Central College in the neighboring city of Naperville. She transitioned to Multilingual Connections from the field of research, in which she managed longitudinal observational studies that focused on maternal and child health disparities, as well as quality improvement projects and clinical trials.
She has loved using her English-Spanish bilingual abilities as a researcher and as a volunteer interpreter/translator, and she’s happy to now apply them as a Multilingual team member. In her downtime, Karen enjoys taking naps, watching films, and hanging out with her majestically tall chihuahua, Chase Bob.