Karen is the Communications Specialist at Lake Area Technical College. Her responsibilities include writing for the website/catalog/newsletter, preparing news releases, writing social media content, photographing on-campus events, and a variety of other marketing and admissions duties. Prior to joining the staff in May 2012, Karen was a healthcare marketing manager and before that, a newspaper special sections editor. Karen received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Mass Communications from South Dakota State University in Brookings. Karen and her husband Bret have two children, John and Liz (both Lake Area Technical College grads), and one grandson. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, reading, repurposing, genealogy, and spending time with family and friends.