According to those who work with her, Karen always has a smile on her face and a positive attitude, regardless of how much stress she may be experiencing. She advocates for UIS and makes herself available for anyone who needs help, going so far as to walk first-time visitors around campus in order to help them find their destination.
She also takes her work seriously, gaining the trust of parents and students, while helping others in her department with anything they need. "She is not only an asset to the Capital Scholars Honors Program, but more importantly to UIS. We are lucky to have her here," writes her supervisor.