Karen is licensed to practice law in the State of California, including the United States District Courts of the Eastern District and Northern District.

Karen is licensed to practice law in the State of California, including the United States District Courts of the Eastern District and Northern District.

Karen spent ten years sailing as an officer in the merchant marine, rising from third officer to chief officer during her tenure. These years of sailing the Pacific routes on a tanker, from Alaska to Mexico and Hawaii, provide not only interesting sea stories, but a broad knowledge of engineering, heavy equipment, confined space issues, industrial hygiene, and safety practices.