Karen graduated from PLU in 2008 with a BA in Spanish Language Literature. After graduating, she returned to Portland, OR where she worked advocating for immigrant rights with Immigrant Law Group and the Innovation Law Lab. Along with learning the ins and outs of immigration law and having the opportunity to work with refugees on the southern border of the U.S., Karen acquired valuable skills as Immigrant Law Group’s HR coordinator. In this role, she learned about labor laws, benefits administration, recruitment, and hiring practices. Karen is thrilled to be back at PLU, using her HR knowledge to oversee student employment and the state work study program.