Karen joined Policy Exchange’s Crime and Justice Unit as an intern in February 2011 and became a Research Fellow in December 2011. She has authored the Policy Exchange publications, Proceed with Caution: Use of Out-of-Court Disposals in England and Wales (2012) and In the Public Interest: Reforming the Crown Prosecution Service (2012).
Prior to joining Policy Exchange, Karen trained as a lawyer in the United States, and she is a member of the California Bar. Karen worked in the Major Crimes Unit of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, where she assisted on homicide, rape, and felony kidnapping prosecutions. She also previously worked for White & Case LLP and the United States Attorney’s Office in Washington, DC.
Karen has a B.A. in Ancient History from Columbia University, a J.D. from UCLA School of Law, and an LL.M. in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the London School of Economics.