FALA Volunteer Corps
Karen graduated from Oberlin College where she created her own interdisciplinary major in Irish Studies. She also created a new study-away program in Ireland, and attended the National University of Ireland, Galway, for a year and a half. After graduating in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Irish Studies and a minor in English, she attended and graduated from the Denver University Institute of Publishing. She returned to Flagstaff to be the Marketing and Sales Director of Salina Bookshelf, Inc., a publishing company specializing in children’s books. While at Oberlin she had developed an interest in social work, education and sexual health, and so when an opportunity opened at Northland Family Help Center to be a community educator, she was excited to be offered the position. At Northland, she works within the broader Northern Arizona community to educate youth and youth-affiliated adults on the primary prevention of sexual assault. She is also the coordinator of The P.E.A.C.E. Project, a joint project between NFHC and Theatrikos Theatre Company that trains local high school students in the primary prevention of sexual assault.