Karen was born in Dallas, Texas. She graduated from Arkansas State University with a B.A. in Exercise Science. Karen went on to earn a Master of Science in Physician Studies from Our Lady of the Lake College in Baton Rouge. She joined The NeuroMedical Center team in 2014 and is a physician assistant to neurologist and MS specialist, Dr. April A. Erwin.

Karen and her husband, Shawn, have two children, Joseph and Charlotte. She is a proud member of The American Academy of Physician Assistants.