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Karen is of German Heritage, and was raised speaking Plattdeutsch.
She holds her B.A. Degree in German and Teaching Credential in German and finishing her ESOL Credential from Portland State University.
She also received the Special Commendation Award for Foreign Language from Portland State University.Karen has also attended the Deutsche Sommerschule am Pazifik (a total German Immersion Program), through Portland State University and Lewis and Clark College.
She has taught German at the high school level in Washington and Ohio.Karen was an interpreter at the Olympics when they were held in Germany.