Karen joined freeDimensional in 2008 to help launch the Emerging Art Space Support Initiative and now serves as Director of Programs. Before that, Karen worked in the Journalist Assistance program at the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Freedom to Write program at PEN American Center. In 2007, Karen co-founded Proyecto Victoria Ocampo, a community art space and residency program in Argentina. Karen holds a B.A. with honors from Smith College and is completing an M.P.A. in International Management and Policy at New York University’s Wagner School for Public Service. She speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.