Karen is a Canadian production and media professional, living and working in Dublin, Ireland. Fluent in Spanish, she is currently the production coordinator of the long-running environmental documentary programme Eco Eye on Irish public broadcaster RTÉ. She is also an online advisor and freelance contributor for publishing house Madison Publications, which produces FMCG trade magazines European Supermarket Magazine and Checkout magazine, as well as Hospitality Ireland.
After succeeding at being the worst farm girl ever in her rural hometown in Alberta, Canada, Karen decided to enrol in the Master of Journalism program at Carleton University in the capital city of Ottawa.
Upon completion of her master’s thesis about the ethics of Canadian mining companies operating in Guatemala, she graduated in 2016. She has worked with the Edmonton Journal, the Ottawa Citizen, and Ottawa Magazine, as well as penning travel blogs for Letsgo.com and articles for Vietnam travel site Hoi An Now.
Travelling is her favourite way to experience the world, and in recent years she has traveled to Europe, Central America, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. When she’s not scribbling away, she spends her time tap dancing, taking photographs, and acing crossword puzzles.