Karen is a registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, and is passionate about educating others about the health benefits associated with eating a low-fat, plant-based diet. With more than 12 years of experience working as a dietitian, Karen understands the challenges individuals face making dietary changes, and enjoys helping them find strategies to make eating healthy easy and delicious. Karen's work experience with the Physicians Committee and Barnard Medical Center in Washington, D.C., enhanced her nutrition knowledge and armed her with resources for patients and those she teaches through the Food for Life Program. Karen is an avid runner and placed in the top 1 percent of women finishers at the 2015 and 2016 Boston Marathon. She is a mom of three, and is proud of the healthy eating habits her children, husband, and others in her family have adopted, and the health benefits they have experienced as a result. She especially loves helping families cook and eat healthy, plant-based meals together.