Karin was born and raised in Queens, New York and is a graduate of Wellesley College, with a double major in religion and economics. Prior to being named as Director, Karin served as the Senior Assistant Director for the Center for Spirituality, Dialogue and Service (CSDS) on campus, where she focused on interfaith connections and dialogue training. While a student at Wellesley, she was a fellow with the Interfaith Youth Core (IFYC) and a campus activist, working to bring faith- inspired students together to engage with social justice on campus. She was the president of Al-Muslimat, the Muslim students’ association and she resided on the Multi- Faith Living and Learning Corridor, an intentional residential community. Following graduation, Karin became a resident organizer with Bend the Arc’s Community Organizing Residency (COR) and spent a year as a union organizer in Baltimore, MD. COR attracted cohorts of faith inspired community organizers to collaborate on organizing efforts in support of workers, immigrants, underserved communities. Most recently, Karin was the Community Development Director for four years at Youth LEAD (formerly Interfaith Action), a non-profit organization whose vision is to equip high schoolers with the skills that they need to effectively connect across differences of identity including race, class, gender and religion. From 2014-2015, Karin also directed the Interfaith Youth Initiative (IFYI), a signature program of Cooperative Metropolitan Ministries (CMM). CMM seeks to mobilize congregations and communities across economic, religious, racial, and ethnic boundaries to work toward a just and peaceful society and for spiritual growth and interfaith understanding. Karin is also a co-founder of Roots & Wings, a start-up that trains and consults with client organizations, schools, community groups, and businesses to deeply reflect on the intersection of identity and leadership development. The training touches on skills of communication, facilitation, project management, and cultural competency. Karin is also a co-founder of Roots & Wings, a start-up that trains and consults with client organizations, schools, community groups, and businesses to deeply reflect on the intersection of identity and leadership development. The training touches on skills of communication, facilitation, project management, and cultural competency. Most recently, Karin joined the board of the Anti Racism Collaborative, a Boston based non-profit that provides education on confronting systemic racism. In her off time, Karin loves to spend time with her family or curled up with a good novel or sci-fi book with a cup of roasted green tea, preferably on the beach.