Karen is a planner in Toole Design’s Los Angeles office. She has six years of experience working with local communities across the Southern California region on multimodal and active transportation projects – helping create healthier and more equitable communities through human-powered transportation. With an eye for creativity and detail, Karen specializes in crafting engagement strategies and ideas that actively bring communities into planning processes. Her systems thinking approach is reflected in her ability to thoughtfully manage project and community needs within a framework for long-term implementation. In addition to planning, she leverages her diverse skillset in visual communications, community outreach, technical writing, and grant preparation and management.
Outside of the office, Karen enjoys biking around her neighborhood in Long Beach, trying not the fall when she roller skates, exploring nature through camping, and spending time with friends and family. She loves live music and food is always her idea of a good time.