Karen joined the OSU Nutrition staff as an Education Program Assistant in March 2010. Karen retired from teaching after 32 years with Klamath County School District. She treasured the years spent in the classroom. Her commitment to teaching the whole child led her to the Nutrition Education program and she found her joy in learning with children reborn. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education (K-9), with 100+ hours in continuing education in all areas of educational method and curriculum. She and her husband, Tom, have 3 grown children. Her love of the natural beauty of the Klamath Basin finds her hiking with her two dogs daily. The many resources and capable staff that can be found at Klamath Basin Research Center make every day a learning experience!