Intern, Hamilton Place Strategies

Research Associate, Stanford Law School

Community Leaders Program, Google


Karen is an associate at Hamilton Place Strategies, where she works with a variety of clients to develop policy analysis and data-based communications strategies.

Karen was previously an intern at HPS, where she focused on clients spanning the tech, education, and healthcare sectors. Prior to HPS, she was a research associate at Stanford Law School, conducting research to improve philanthropic effectiveness for high net worth donors with Professor Paul Brest. Additionally, she worked for Google’s Community Leaders Program, which aims to bridge the web literacy gap in local communities. She also interned at HP as a project analyst, as well as worked as a research assistant in behavioral economics at the Becker Friedman Institute.

Originally from Saratoga, California, Karen graduated with honors from the University of Chicago, where she majored in public policy and was inducted to Phi Beta Kappa. She wrote her thesis on intermediary liability laws, looking at their role in the regulation and impact of hate speech on internet platforms.