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My name is Karen and I’m an interdisciplinary designer skilled in interaction methods and systems-level strategies.

I am currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Interaction Design at Carnegie Mellon University. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics with a minor in French from Boston University.

Prior to CMU, I spent five years working for the nonprofit Boston PIC where I was the Design Specialist & Executive Team Manager. I gained experience in education policy, nonprofit management, and public-private stakeholder engagement. In my last project, I led the implementation of UX methodologies to develop and launch an online application.

My lens as a first-generation immigrant informs the perspective I bring to my design practice. I see design as a vehicle for me to help shape the future in a way that looks, sounds, and feels more diverse and more equitable.

Selected Professions Fellow / 2019 - 2020 / American Association of University Women (related article) Community Fellow / 2017 - 2018 / Institute for Nonprofit Practice and Tufts University
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