is a graduate of Florida Atlantic University where she earned an MBA and a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Information Systems. She also has Bachelor’s degree in Economics & Management Studies from the University of the West Indies. Karen is a certified Human Resources professional with over 10 years of experience specializing in Human Resources Information Systems and optimization of business processes. From a family of teachers, she spent her formative years watching her parents make strides in reducing adult illiteracy. This has fueled a passion in her to connect with and provide support to under-served communities. Karen’s mission is to ensure that at-risk children have the opportunity to be introduced to, and learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) concepts and skills at an early age. Those opportunities will enable the children to make more informed choices in middle and high school – choices that will pave the way and impact college choices and career opportunities. In addition to promoting STEM in under-served communities she has a passion for ensuring that these children understand they all have positive roles to play in society and that they understand the path they’ll need to follow to be successful.