Director of Ratings since 2013, Karen has performed and led Aeris’ analysis and rating work since 2004. Karen’s professional experience spans foundation program leadership, senior management of finance and lending in the CDFI industry, and a ten-year independent consulting practice. Her areas of expertise include program strategy, financial analysis, and investment in community, economic and sustainable development. Karen began her career as a financial auditor and earned an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. A tour of service in the Peace Corps in Malawi attracted her to the impact investing field.