Karen is the Marketing Coordinator and supports the marketing team by creating digital content, monitoring industry news, and marketing student, faculty, and research programs and competitions. She joined the Innovation Institute as an intern in 2015 and transitioned into her current role in November 2016. She is a Pitt alumna and holds a Bachelor of Science from Youngstown State University. She is an advocate for pancreatic cancer awareness and research funding and also volunteers at Our Clubhouse in the Strip District, a non-profit dedicated to helping those affected by cancer. She has completed the 2010 Pittsburgh Marathon and the 2018 Pittsburgh Half-Marathon and loves to play tennis all around the city.