Karen works with the Innovation Practice on the Development Marketplace at the World Bank. Before joining the World Bank Karen held supervisory and policy advisory roles at diverse public institutions such as the Ministry of Infrastructure & Water and Sanitation, Congress/Parliament of the Republic, the Ministry of Health in Peru, the UN Headquarters in New York and the non-profit HAWOCODA in Africa.
She is experienced in applying different mechanisms of delivering results in partnership with key stakeholders, putting in practice her diplomatic and negotiation skills as much as anticipating and solving implementation challenges. Karen holds a Public Policy masters degree from Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She has a keen interest in moving forward strategically the organizations she has worked in, specifically if this involves finding creative solutions.