As a practicing nurse and academically, Karen pursued a broad professional life because she believed it would allow her to help students navigate their own burgeoning careers. She worked in Medicine, long-term and end-of-life care. She obtained a perinatal specialty and studied women’s health, and taught students in various clinical settings. She worked with young people onboard a sailing ship for over three years, and most recently facilitated reviews of care quality concerns for the Fraser Health Authority. She is exactly where she wishes to be going forward.