Karen is an educator, a lifelong learner and an advocate for inclusive education and employment opportunities. She has a heart with a passion for encouraging and seeing people succeed and has spent the past 30 years working with Indigenous communities and organizations in various capacities including education, band management and consulting services in her home province of New Brunswick as well as in Ontario.
Karen holds a diploma in Paralegal Studies, a degree in Education, is a Certified Life Coach and is presently completing her Master of Education at the University of New Brunswick. She is also trained in Negotiations and Mediation, Crisis Management and Diversity and Inclusion practices. Karen has worked with New Brunswick Indigenous communities and mainstream industry to create and facilitate the Indigenous employment and training, including the Archaeologist Training program with Energy East/TransCanada Pipeline. She has also worked with government at a provincial and federal level to affect inclusive work and procurement opportunities for Indigenous business and individuals.