Karen joined USC in 2013 after a 13-year career in the financial services industry. Her HR emphasis is in performance management, recruitment, mentoring, and coaching. She holds both Professional Human Resources (PHR) and Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) certifications, as well as a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership from Chapman University. Karen is also an Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coach Federation. She enjoys traveling internationally, teaching meditation, and spending time with family and great friends.