Karen began as a volunteer in the U.S. office of Amigos de Jesús. She happened across the call for volunteers by chance, but immediately felt welcomed by everyone in the Amigos family. Once offered a position to join the U.S. team, Karen knew this was the right fit and could not be more excited to learn and grow with Amigos.
Prior to Amigos, Karen was a Florist and then Bakery Manager for a specialty grocery retailer. The retailer often partnered nationally with large nonprofits such as No Kid Hungry and JDRF, and Karen became involved in implementing community fundraisers at the store-level to benefit local chapters of these organizations. It was then that Karen realized she wanted to pursue a career in nonprofit development, so she went back to school.
Karen continued to work full-time as a Bakery Manager while earning her Master’s of Public Administration from Villanova University. She could not be prouder to bring her Nova values, knowledge, and experience to Amigos. Karen also holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Delaware. She has a very close-knit family, all natives of Philadelphia and the Philly ‘burbs, and loves when they road trip to National Parks together.