Karen graduated from high school as a National AP Scholar after passing eleven AP exams with mostly 5’s. At Clarkson University, she received a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, and Political Science. She was recognized for her impact on campus through her induction into Clarkson University’s highest honorary society, Phalanx. Karen received her Master of Science degree from MIT in Nuclear Science and Engineering. She is currently a PhD candidate at MIT in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department. Her dissertation is on creating a framework to compare the risks of different technology pathways to a low carbon-emitting energy economy. She is also working on evaluating electricity economics for the latest release of the Future of Nuclear Energy Study.
Karen excels in tutoring math, science, and engineering courses. In addition, she has success in coaching standardized exams, such as the SAT, AP or GRE (she got a 170 on the GRE Quantitative Reasoning!) and can provide advice from her first-hand experience of taking these exams. At Clarkson University, she served as a tutor for the University Writing Center for three years and as a teaching assistant for Chemical Engineering Principles I. She effectively utilizes her diverse experience and education to make math and science understandable to any type of student, regardless of background or age.
When not working, she enjoys running, hiking, and enhancing her cooking skills through science (after all, cooking is really just effectively timed chemical reactions).