Karen Greiner is interested in research, design and communication for action and social change. Her research focuses on communication interventions designed to promote community level social change in creative and inviting ways. She currently serves as Director of Research and Innovation for Equal Access, a San Francisco-based non-governmental organization specializing in media and community engagement for social change. She worked for UNICEF as a Communication for Development Specialist for the Polio Eradication teams in Chad and Pakistan (2013-2015). At Ohio University, Karen taught research methods in the Communication and Development Master's program and taught undergraduate classes in communication and media for social change in the Media Arts program. Karen was a Fulbright Fellow (Colombia, 2008-2009), with a Ph.D. in Health Communication from Ohio University. She has conducted research on pro-social radio novellas in Sudan, participatory script writing contests in Senegal, creative activism in New York City and the promotion of civic culture in Colombia, Niger and Chad. From 1998-200, Karen was an English teacher and HIV/AIDS educator as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon. She has a BA from Duke University in Comparative Area Studies, an MA in International Education from New York University and a PhD in Health Communication from Ohio University. She is fluent in French and Spanish and can bargain and make grammar mistakes in Pulaar and Wolof.