2014 D.O. Student
Secretary, International Medicine Club< br />
Originally from Fort Pierce, FL, Karen has taken a circuitous route to medical school at Des Moines University. She received a B.A. in liberal arts/history of philosophy at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, NM, and then worked as a nurse assistant for four years at a community hospital in Lynn, MA. Karen spends her off-studying hours working on various school club projects, walking at Brown’s Woods or writing short stories and poetry. She’s the girl who brings a Mason jar of tea to class with her, and she always has a book nearby to pick up for a study break. Her favorite spectator sport is roller derby and her favorite medical subject is osteopathic manual medicine.