Karen currently serves as Director, Operations & Policy Research, supporting research and policy implementation projects for the Global Domains Division.
Karen joined ICANN in 2003 as gTLD Registry Liaison. In her tenure at ICANN, she has worked on registry contract amendments, consensus policy implementation, rights protection, and other areas, including development of the gTLD Applicant Guidebook for the New gTLD Program.
Prior to ICANN, she handled copyright and licensing processes for Science magazine. Karen holds degrees in English and Political Science, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in writing and a Master of Science degree in Journalism.