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Karen Sander- Architectural Designer

Karen joined the MKSD team in April of this year after graduating with a Bachelor of Architecture from Penn State in 2010. Karen is from Palmerton but now resides in Bethlehem.  Growing up the daughter of a contractor (Dad) and Director of Medical Staff (Mom), she always chose to tag along with her dad on bring your daughter to work day. While at PSU, Karen was involved in the Ski Club and AIAS and like many of architects had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome! Her time abroad allowed her to feed her love to travel and she was able to visit England, Paris, Florence, a couple of small Tuscan towns and Oktoberfest. Of all the places she has visited, Pienza is her favorite with Germany as a close 2nd place. If we are talking about favorite places to visit inside the US, Sedona is her favorite destination.

Karen also loves to run and hike; anything outdoors. She is into hiking more than camping but it usually comes after by default.

A few things you may not know about Karen:

Karen started PSU as a Secondary Education/ Math Major but made the switch to architecture because she needed something more hands on and creative.

LOVES Football! She loves the Eagles and went to every home game while she was at Penn State except when she studied abroad.

Family Nickname: “Little Tornado” because she is never in one place very long.