Karen was born in San Diego, California, where she lived until she was 19. She also lived in Tennessee for 10 years; Queensland, Australia, for 1 year; and she has lived in the same house in Illinois for over 20 years.
Karen went to San Diego State University and majored in biology, as well as the University of Tennessee, Knoxville leaving with a B.A. in Zoology and a Mathematics minor. Karen also has a M.S. Ed Curriculum and Instruction in Science and Mathematics. Karen teaches math, science, and life skills here at Fusion Oak Brook!
Karen has one dog—a white Beagle/Lab mix—named Molly and three cats: a tabby/Siamese mix named Meggie; a tabby white named Lily;and a tuxedo named Lucky.