Karen earned her associate degree in veterinary technology from LaGuardia Community College. When she was growing up, Karen would take in stray kittens and try to help them find homes. She loved doing this and decided she wanted to work with animals and continue helping them in any way she could. At HOC, she loves doing surgeries, learning new things, and reuniting surgery patients with their owners. She has a Husky named Baelfire at home and in her free time, Karen enjoys spending time with her family and friends.