Karen leads the WITNESS Media Lab, a program dedicated to developing solutions to ensure that eyewitness video can serve as an effective tool for justice.
She has a Master’s degree in Journalism from Indiana University and has been a consultant, experience designer, and technology project manager for Fortune 10 media companies, arts organizations and non-profit advocacy groups.
Karen launched Brooklyn’s first 24×7 community cable channel, creating the borough’s only live, daily news show, several Emmy-nominated programs, and a community Town Hall series. She served as Senior Director of Digital Media at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts where she oversaw the installation of the award-winning campus digital signage system and designed the content systems that manage it.
She co-founded a non-profit media institute that has trained journalists and media entrepreneurs in the U.S., Poland, Albania, Turkey, and the Pacific Islands. She’s been a digital media consultant to the American Chambers of Commerce to the European Union and was selected to be the Digital Media keynote speaker at their Annual Plenary Meetings in Warsaw and Istanbul.