Karen is a Conservation Biologist at the Center for Sonoran Desert Studies, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum. Karen has experience in surveying birds and mammals of the Sonoran Desert with an emphasis on birds and bats. Supervisory experience for employees, contractors, and volunteers. Conducted education workshops and seminars on birds & mammals for the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum (ASDM), local schools (AZ. & Mexico), Tucson Audubon Society, Pima County Parks & Recreation, University of Arizona Elderhostel, National Park Service, AZ. Game & Fish Department, U.S Fish & Wildlife Service, yearly bird festivals (Wings Over Willcox, S.W. Wings, etc.), University of Arizona Extended University, Tucson Unified School District, and local bird groups (Tucson & Phoenix Aviculture Society, etc.). Has led natural history trips in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico, Baja, Costa Rica, and Africa. Initiated and maintained strong working relationships with state and federal partner agencies (AZ. Game & Fish Dept., U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, AZ. State Parks, Department of Defense, City of Tucson, Pima County, etc.), University of Arizona researchers, private contractors, and land owners during field projects and grant work. Has obtained over $500,000 in grants for bird and bat research in Arizona and northern Mexico. Completed progress and yearly reports and maintained budgets for grants. Presented research results at conferences, meetings, and seminars. Karen has a B.Sc. in Wildlife Biology & Management, 1986, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona and has done Graduate Studies in Wildlife Ecology, 1991-1993, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona.