Karen grew up in the inner city town of Dorchester in Boston.
She was educated at The University of New Hampshire on a full academic scholarship and also debated on The Harvard University Teen Debate Team.
She splits her time between New York, Boston, and LA.
Karen wrote, acted in and produced a short horror film "The Ribbon" that opened the NYC Horror Film Festival at Tribeca Film Center and was also broadcast on The Short Film Channel.
Karen is also working on her second horror script "The Whistler"
Her recent national commercials include Microsoft, Siemens and Burger King.