A past leader for The Experiment Leadership Institute’s Peace, Politics, and Human Rights Program, Karen brings years of experience in youth and civic engagement with specialization in inclusive programming, training, and project management. Karen joined The Experiment in 2015 while finishing her Master of Arts in Intercultural Service, Leadership & Management at SIT Graduate Institute. She earned her B.A. in both Sociology and International Studies from the University of Central Arkansas. Prior to The Experiment, Karen worked with World Learning’s civic engagement program, iPACE, in Myanmar. While there she concurrently designed and facilitated trainings for youth on global citizenship and awareness, leadership, development and civics at one of the largest monastic schools in the country. She’s managed youth programs in Matoso, Kenya and was a facilitator with a refugee youth organization in Cape Town, South Africa. With roots in the Philippines, Karen has also lived in Japan and both US coasts.