Karen joined Kelso in 2015. Prior to joining Kelso, she spent two years at Kirkland & Ellis working on corporate knowledge management and attorney recruitment, training and development administration. Previously, she worked at the U.S. Senate, on numerous political campaigns and served as a White House Intern.
She received an M.A. in Political Science concentrating in Applied Politics from American University in 2011. She received a B.A. in Political Science with a double major in Interdisciplinary Studies of Communications, Law, Economics and Government, cum laude, from American University in 2005.