Transportation Analyst (she/her)
A California native, Karen holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from UCLA and a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley. Her graduate capstone project identified a set of indicators LA Metro and other transit agencies could use to measure their success in creating a high-quality, non-auto mobility system. Karen is interested in safety, data analytics, sustainability, and roadway design in transportation.
Prior to joining Kittelson, Karen interned at the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) in their Active Transportation department. She also previously worked as an environmental planner at a consulting firm in Orange County, where she supported renewable energy projects and prepared environmental clearances.
Outside of work, Karen enjoys travelling, trying new restaurants, taking care of her growing number of houseplants, and biking.