Karen Anderson is the Arts & Enrichment Coordinator/GATE Specialist for the Pasadena Unified School District. She graduated from Northwestern University and received her Master’s degree in education from the University of Southern California. Karen started her career in the Los Angeles Unified School District, and has also worked in private and charter schools. She has worked extensively in bilingual or dual language environments as a teacher, administrator, and coach. Most recently, she was the STEM Coach at Jackson Magnet in PUSD. She has had the honor of working with Dr. Sandra Kaplan and the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) for over 10 years at events across the state. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the MAT program at USC, where she instructs new teachers in pedagogy and GATE differentiation. Her work and research related to addressing the needs of diverse GATE students has been published in the Gifted Education Communicator.