Karen Bustamante

Director of First Impressions


Karen earned a bachelor's degree in Social Work from California State University Long Beach. While living in Long Beach, she was an intern at the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services where she found her passion for working with children and families.


Shortly after graduating, she came home to Santa Clara County and began working at a children and family service agency where she remained for the next decade. During her time there she was a milieu activity therapist, family specialist and community development coordinator. She then took time off to raise her two children. She quickly found herself volunteering in the classrooms and coordinating fundraisers. Later she became the PTA Fundraiser and PTA President.

Fun Facts and Hobbies

  • Loves attending music festivals such as Outside Lands and Bottle Rock
  • Sewed over 200 covid cloth face masks for family and friends
  • Hikes, bikes and fishes in her free time