Since 2004, Karen has been working to eradicate Human Trafficking, a $32B global business driven by profit. Karen uses her executive leadership and strategic expertise to shape results - focused partnerships across the public and private sectors.

Karen spent 14 years as an Executive at Microsoft , and until October 2011 was Director of Strategic Partnerships & Business Development where she negotiated and led technology, e-commerce and content partnerships for MSN, Bing and Mobile across 45 markets worldwide.

She holds a M.A. from the Freie Universität Berlin (International Relations), a B.A. from Brown University (International Relations and German), and a Certificate from the Harvard Graduate School of Design (Architecture).