The main focus of Karyn’s works centers on promoting students’ social and emotional wellness and helping educators understand the ways climate and culture affect young people’s experiences in schools. She brings expertise in social psychology, quantitative methods and data visualization to the diverse research and evaluation projects she works on.
Although born and raised in the Midwest, Karyn has lived in the Northwest for nearly two decades. She has based most of her education decisions on proximity to mountains having earned an undergraduate degree from Montana State University, a Ph.D. from the University of Oregon and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado Boulder. When she’s not in the office, you’re likely to find her taking in the wonders of the Pacific Northwest from the comfort of a Volkswagen camper van.
Having experienced the transformative power of education in my own life, I am thrilled to be a part of Education Northwest and working to support educational opportunities and access for all students.