Professionally, Karen is a Nationally Certified (NCC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) with the State of Michigan. She is an Adjunct Faculty Member in the Counseling and Student Development Department at Mott CC. Karen graduated from Central Michigan University with a Master’s Degree in Professional Counseling and also holds her Global Career Development Certification from Oakland University. In addition, she holds an Associate’s degree from Erie Community College in Amherst, NY and a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University. Karen has worked in K-12 Education for the past 19 years and more recently made the transition to postsecondary education over the previous four years. She teaches a variety of on-campus classes including Survival Skills for College (CASD 121 and CASD 122), Career Exploration (CDEV 110), and Human Relations (CASD 130).
Personally, I have attended three of four military boot camps (Mari nes, Army and Air Force), and as a hobby visit college campuses to explore their “personality” and offer students perspectives on their “cultural environment”. I have taught at UCLA, Stanford, Harvard, Tulane and George Washington University in a variety of summer camp programs. These hobbies lend themselves to areas of expertise in career counseling and finding the college campuses that offer the best fit for the student’s needs!
Additionally, Karen volunteers her time for the MIHA (Michigan Interscholastic Horseman’s Association) as the District 2 Chair for Lapeer, Genesee, Macomb and Oakland counties of Michigan so when she isn’t online teaching she is organizing horse shows for MS/HS teams to compete in those four counties!
I thoroughly enjoy the educational environment and working with students to achieve their successes. I strongly believe the keys to success are persistence, positive attitude and a direction. My interests are my family, pets and nature! My profile is a picture of me climbing Mt. Vesuvius.
My famous quote is: “the more I learn the less I know”!