Karen got her start in the non-profit sector while working with the Animal Protection Society in Western Samoa. As Grants Manager, she is responsible for providing administrative, creative and technical support to the Foundation staff. In addition, she assists the Program Directors in the processing of grant applications and awards, managing the grant information and tracking process from inception through completion, ensuring quality control for all grant making procedures and communication systems. A firm believer that any obstacle is merely an exciting new adventure waiting to be explored, she looks for unique opportunities to share her knowledge, time and skills with her community. Committed to giving back, she enjoys meeting new people, hearing great stories and discovering ways to contribute to the success of those around her. Karen is passionate about animal welfare, running and travel.