Except for some years taken off to raise children, Karen has spent her adult life in and around InterVarsity — originally as a student and campus staff member in Michigan and currently in Atlanta. An entrepreneur at heart, she and some student leaders started the grad fellowship at Michigan State and the MBA fellowship at Georgia Tech. She loves to use her gifts of hospitality and teaching to create a welcome place for people to connect with God and with each other. Currently, serving as the Director of Women in the Academy and Professions, she is bringing together women in graduate school and beyond to encourage, support, and mentor one another to live fully into the call of God on their lives as they navigate the challenges of academia and the professional world. Karen lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband and mother while all three of her sons are studying in universities. She loves dark chocolate, good coffee, the Avett Brothers, and British TV.