Calling Chicago, Illinois and Hillsville, Virginia her homes, Karen Rose moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. She completed her B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in English at UCLA. Her area of emphasis was American Literature, and her dissertation focused on postmodern coming-of-age novels by women writing in the United States.
Karen is a member of the English Department’s Technology Committee, and she is the web coordinator responsible for creating and maintaining the English Department’s web site. She has been the faculty advisor for the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society since 2011, and she was presented with the college’s “Best Club Advisor” award for Spring 2012 and Spring 2016.
Karen lives in San Pedro with her daughters, Tess and Shae. She loves to swim, run, dance, read, and listen to music. Her favorite authors are Ernest Hemingway and Emily Dickinson, and her favorite band is Pink Floyd.