Karen was born in Arizona and graduated from Northern Arizona University in December 2018. She studied Speech Language Pathology and enjoys working with young adolescent children. She has a passion for education and enjoys being a teacher. She has a strong connection to Latin America with Mexican/Salvadorian parents. Karen has been surrounded by mountains all her life and grew up hiking and exploring. She loves to do a really tough hike with a beautiful mountain top. She is looking forward to do a full year at SJBS and seeing her beautiful students graduate.