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Karen is from Skokie, Illinois. Theatre School design credits include Top Girls, Fefu and Her Friends, Seagull, Sunset Baby, and Ring Round the Moon. Their assistant design credits include Meeting Points, Peerless, and The Tomorrow Project. Professionally, Karen interned at Barrington Stage Company in the electrics department, with responsibilities including electrician, programmer, and assistant on select productions. They are currently the theatre planning intern at Schuler Shook. Karen's training includes a holistic study of lighting, focusing on theatrical design with supporting education in architectural and concert design. Beyond lighting design, she is also skilled in digital and analog rendering techniques, Eos and MA programming, and drafting software. Karen is passionate about creating sustainable art and uplifting the voices of their collaborators.