Karen was raised in San Rafael, California and is bilingual in Spanish and English. As a first-generation high school graduate from Marin Catholic High school, Karen earned her bachelor’s degree in Nursing and Public Health Education with a minor in Holistic Health from San Francisco State University. She is currently applying to get her Masters in Nursing. She has volunteered at Marin General Hospital and has worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant. Most recently, she served as the Office Manager and Executive Assistant at E3.