Karen wants to live in a world where work is fast, people are free, and chocolate is devoid of calories; but in the meantime she is co-founder of the award winning FHIL, Florida Hospital Innovation Lab. One year later she launched the Orlando Magic Innovation Lab, and co-designed the nation’s first undergraduate degree in sustainable Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship.
Last year, Karen, co-created San Diego State University’s Design Thinking lab and is currently helping Santa Clara University become a Design Thinking campus.
Karen holds a Ph.D. in Innovation, Leadership and Change, an Ed.S. in Educational Psychology, and a MA in Counseling Psychology. She has taught in higher education in both the United States and Asia, and is a visiting professor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.
Currently Karen lives in Orlando with her artist husband, they are enjoying watching their three sons make their mark on the world. She also owns the world's wackiest dog who resembles a cross between a raccoon, weasel, and opossum.