With over eight years of experience in university residence life, Karen Wrightsman is skilled in higher education administration, student support, and student curriculum and training.
Since October 2008, she has provided administrative support for Muskie fellows and is the program contact for host universities participating in the Edmund S. Muskie Graduate Fellowship program and oversees the Careers for Alumni in Public Service project for Muskie alumni. Karen also manages IREX's Title VIII programs, which provide International Research Fellowships for U.S. scholars and professionals to conduct policy-relevant research on current regional issues in Eastern Europe and Eurasia.
Previously, Karen was as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Azerbaijan and worked in residence life at Malone University, Wheaton College and Indiana Wesleyan University. She speaks Azerbaijani and holds a Master’s in Educational Ministries from Wheaton College and a Bachelor’s in Psychology from Indiana Wesleyan University.
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One of Karen’s life goals is to stick her toes in every major body of water of the world.