Karen graduated from Xavier University ‘21 with a B.S. in Chemistry and Biology and minors in biochemistry and peace and justice studies. She also worked in the Mullins lab at Xavier in her undergrad on the total synthesis project of Thiocladospolide A. She is currently a first year working on the development of an Iron-catalyzed asymmetric Pauson-Khand reaction. Karen enjoys running, reading, and doing puzzles.