After completing her Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies and Environmental Sciences at Queen’s University in 2012, Karen went on to work with health administration authorities in First Nations communities in British Columbia, Canada. She pursued a Masters of Public Health at the University of Victoria, completing her specialization in Public Health Policy in 2014.
Karen has worked in Canadian federal government, provincial government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations to better understand and support improvements in the health of populations. Karen has experience in health policy, program evaluation, and health funding strategy. Karen has managed projects and stakeholders in multiple levels of government and their partners.
Karen’s interest in complex puzzles and problems spurs her passion for working in systems change to promote individual and community health and well-being. She believes that helping others begins with providing the best possible information, and understanding and adapting to unique contexts of communities, civic, and user issues.
The goal of Your Guide to Succeed After Graduation is to help new graduates become confident in developing successful careers, addressing work-life balance, and other next steps after graduation.
With the advice of experts, and illustrated by personal experiences, This guide tackles topics such as job searching, career strategies, mental health, and community involvemement.