After 3 years as the Global Business Development Director at BroadReach Corporation, winning 2 large projects with CDC Zambia and under the USAID Africa Bureau, Karin comes to The Aurum Institute.
She has worked 12 years for USAID, starting in the Global Health Bureau in Washington DC before PEPFAR was born. She then moved to the Regional HIV/AIDS Program USAID/Southern Africa, based in Pretoria working in most of the Southern and Eastern African countries for almost 6 years.
Karin then moved on to USAID Mozambique as the Director of the Health Systems team for 4 years. Karin worked in Uganda and East Timor in HIV/AIDS and Environmental Health for the UN. Prior to that, she worked in Washington for the World Bank with the Gender and Water Sanitation Section and the Health office section and at a private healthcare foundation in chronic disease care.
Karin began international work as a Peace Corps volunteer in Morocco and a teacher in the Czech Republic. Earlier in her career, she also worked with the University of Colorado as a genetics/molecular biology research assistant under 2 NIH grants.
Karin received her undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and Masters of Public Health degree in health care management from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
She speaks English, Portuguese, French as well as an eclectic mix of Arabic, Berber, Czech and Bahasa Indonesian.
Currently, Karin lives in Cape Town with her partner and son who is 11 years old and loves to get anywhere on a bike or via a hike.