Karen is originally from Central California and decided to venture to the Los Angeles area for her schooling. She’s currently a student East Los Angeles College with goals of transferring to a four-year University where she will obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. Karen became curious about the eyes after receiving her first pair of glasses in the second grade. This inspired her to pursue a career in science with the plan of becoming a future Optometrist. Being visually challenged without glasses or contacts, she is better able to relate with patients with visual needs. Besides spending time with studies and work, she loves exploring the uniqueness of Los Angeles, attending art walks, museums, theme parks, and all the Southern California touristy stuff.