& certifications

Karen's education began at USC. After working for several magazines, she worked for an interior design firm while completing the Interior & Environmental Design program at UCLA. Karen is certified by CIDQ (Council for Interior Design Qualification), is a member of IIDA (International Interior Design Association) and is the president-elect for ASID (American Society of Interior Designers). Previously, Karen served on the Board of Directors of NEWH (Network of Executive Women in Hospitality Design), as well as the Board of Governors for the Washington Club, a private club in Washington, Connecticut.