Karen graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where she majored in Psychology and minored in Sociology. In college, Karen developed a passion for encouraging students to embrace learning. She directed and tutored for the literacy initiative America Reads, which sends tutors to under-resourced elementary schools in rural New England, and spent a summer teaching English to refugee youth with the International Rescue Committee. After college, she worked for the Global Health Group at UCSF, where she helped develop a global health internship program for high school students. She also spent a year in India on a Fulbright scholarship working at a mental health NGO, where she ran a study on adolescent drug use.
Currently, she is studying in the MSc in Global Mental Health program at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and King’s College London. Karen has collaborated with students of various ages, backgrounds, and skill levels, specializing in standardized testing and reading/writing. She enjoys helping students achieve higher SAT/ACT scores and perfect their essays. With extensive experience providing one-on-one instruction, Karen finds it rewarding to guide students in setting tangible goals, developing personalized test-taking strategies, and building confidence in academic abilities. She is enthusiastic to use education as a tool of empowerment to launch young learners toward success.
In her spare time, Karen loves to travel, spend time in nature, go to live shows, binge on the odd Netflix series, and wander around art museums.