Karen is the Graduate Programs Assistant in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University. She provides administrative support to the Directors of the MPP and PhD Programs. Karen maintains the MPP and PhD student files, assists students with university and department forms & reports, coordinates student progress through the program, oversees comprehensive examinations, and prepares final degree certifications. She also processes overrides, class enrollment, and drops and adds for the MPP and PhD students. When not at work, Karen enjoys golfing, spending time with friends, and traveling.