Karen is originally from the beautiful twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Born of a nurse as she watched her mother put on her uniform for work, she was intrigued by caring for patients at a very young age. The impressionable image of her mother was forever etched into her destiny to become a health care provider. Karen attended elementary, junior high, and high school in Miami, Florida. After graduating from Coral Gables Senior High School she attended Florida International University where she became a Baptist Scholar and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.