It was during her time at Royal Papworth Hospital Transplant Unit in Cambridge that she found a love for working in organisations where the main focus was helping others and playing a part in making a real difference to people regardless of background.
Over the years she has developed a wealth of skills that have been fully utilised in many exciting projects, particularly in her role as PA to the Head of East of England at the Heritage Lottery Fund, which helped keep multi-million pound projects on track.
Karen has a passion for all things admin related and prides herself on being a professional organiser with a steadfast ‘getting it done’ attitude. She was born and raised in London but currently lives with her husband and dog in the West Midlands.
In her spare time she likes challenging herself and is an avid runner, hiker and cyclist and has also been known to snorkel with sharks and manta rays. Karen is regularly involved in fundraising for numerous charities that are close to her heart. One recent fundraising effort was for a local youth charity, which involved hiking along Scotland's West Highland Way with a total of 150 miles walked, culminating with climbing the highest mountain in the UK. This challenge raised enough sponsorship to fund different projects the charity was running for young people in the community for the whole year.