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 diversity initiatives here at Pitt. She loves to run and play tennis in Frick Park.