Karen received her Sc.B. in Biomedical Engineering from Brown University, and her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to joining Brown, Karen was in a tenure track faculty position at Purdue University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. At Brown, Karen is the lead instructor for the fall Introduction to Engineering and Design course that all engineering undergraduate students take as part of their undergraduate curriculum. In her role at the Division of Pre-College and Summer Undergraduate Programs, she oversees (and, in some cases, teaches) the academic year and summer engineering class offerings, which occur both online and on campus. Karen also works with the engineering graduate students and staff throughout the year to develop, document, revise, and logistically coordinate these engineering course offerings.