About Karen


A Public Education Leader

  • Endorsed by outgoing Peralta Trustee Cy Gulassa, the Peralta Federation of Teachers, and Peralta Trustee Nicky Gonzalez-Yuen, Peralta Trustee Bill Withrow
  • Working with college and high school students to fight sexual assault and sexual harassment, developing  a resolution addressed to the Governor, Speaker Pro-Tem and the State Assembly to advocate for prevention.
  • Supporting Dreamers and the Undocumented Student Task Force of Berkeley City College with efforts to establish a Community Center
  • Fighting for Legislation to raise awareness of the challenges students uniquely face
  • Raising funds to increase scholarships for Peralta students   
  • Increasing music scholarships for low-income Berkeley public school students  

Community Activism

She also graduated from Emerge California, an organization dedicated to helping Democratic women run for office, and holds memberships in these organizations:

  • Presidents Advisory Board, Berkeley City College
  • Berkeley Public Schools Fund, Board Member
  • Vice Chair, Berkeley Commission on the Status of Women
  • Member, Berkeley Commission on Parks and Waterfront
  • Executive Board Member, California Democratic Party
  • Elected Alameda County Democratic Central Committee Member
  • Leadership Circle, East Bay Women's Political Caucus
  • Sierra Club member
  • League of Women Voters member
  • American Association for University Women member
  • National Parks Conservation Association member

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