Karen Charest, Conference Coordinator/Editor
KAREN, as Conference Coordinator/Editor in the San Marcos office, is a "Jacqueline of All Trades." Professionally, she has run the gamut from working on the copy desk at the Los Angeles Times to being editor of a magazine for Teleflora flowers?by?wire service to working at various corporations as a writer/editor in their publications departments.
Prior to joining the WestEd San Marcos Team (BEGINNING TOGETHER, and the California MAP to Inclusion & Belonging...Making Access Possible, and CA CSEFEL Teaching Pyramid), she ran her own marketing/public-relations/event-planning company, Charest Communications, while raising her two sons, P.J. and Mike. A native of Michigan and a graduate of the University of Detroit, she is currently an instructor on event planning logistics at California State University, San Marcos. She's an avid reader and loves to travel and get together with friends and family.