Karen is a native Nashvillian. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in English from Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Karen's career in hotel sales, marketing, and advertising sales spans over twenty-five years. She is also a real estate affiliate broker. An active member of her community, Karen has served on the boards of the Nashville Urban League, Northwest YMCA, and Ujima House, Inc. Her favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6.