Karen has worked at the University of Michigan since 1996. As the Department Administrator for Cell and Developmental Biology, Karen is responsible for overall leadership of the department’s administrative operations. In partnership with the CDB Chair and staff, she is also responsible for budgeting and forecasting, strategic planning, maintaining internal controls, and solving operational issues. Karen received her B.A. in Accounting with honors from Eastern Michigan University. She spends her free time with family and friends and keeps active playing hockey.