Karen is the Director of Programs for Green Leadership Trust. She supports the work of our Membership and Capacity-Building Committees, which are tasked with growing and equipping our members with the skills they need to lead. Karen joins Green Leadership Trust from Los Angeles. There she worked at Liberty Hill Foundation, a public foundation supporting community organizing and advocates at the frontlines of change. With Liberty Hill, Karen managed a campaign geared toward improving outcomes for boys and men of color and developed competency in coalition-building, local policy engagement, and leadership development.
Karen also serves as Director at The Raben Group. In her capacity there, she works with a number of clients. Most notable include working with Green 2.0 to increase diversity in the mainstream environmental movement; supporting Union Theological Seminary in highlighting the role of faith in politics; and assisting the University of Chicago in convening civil rights leaders, scholars, and activists to discuss inequality in American cities. Karen’s pursuit of justice and creating a more equitable world inspires her to go the extra mile for any client.
Karen holds a master’s degree in Social Entrepreneurship and Change and a bachelor’s degree, magna cum laude, in International Studies, both from Pepperdine University.