Karen has been dedicated to humanitarian projects in Nepal since 2010, with a particular focus on education and the needs of children. She served on the board of directors at Medical Mercy Canada between 2013 and 2020, acting as Executive Director for five years. In 2013, she founded the Gaige Children's Support Services, which is now housed under One Child's Village.
Karen is an Industrial Organization Psychologist who possesses a diverse and extensive background in business development, professional education, and research. Most of her career has been focused on discovering the needs of individuals and organizations, then creating a plan for meeting these needs. Karen's passion for human development can be seen in her many roles in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.