Karen was born in California and attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO, for undergrad. There she received a degree in biology and decided to continue her journey east by attending medical school at Wake Forest School of Medicine. Her interests in family medicine are many and include education, nutrition and sports medicine. In her free time, Karen enjoys dinner nights with friends, hiking, cooking/baking and traveling to see her husband, who is a pilot in the U.S. Air Force. Karen is very excited to continue her training at Wake Forest and become a Double-Deac!