Seeing the "Big Picture"

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Seeing the "Big Picture"

By: Rebekah Bjork | May 29, 2018

Volunteer Karen is a former assistant principal and retired executive director of the Western Colorado Suicide Prevention Foundation. She came to the Minnesota Historical Society in 2014 to meet people and get involved in her new community.

Throughout her time at MNHS, she has worked on the Special Events team, assisted the Volunteer & Intern Programs with strategic planning, worked as a data collector for the Toys exhibit, served as a member of the Service Enterprise Advisory Committee, conducted evaluation interviews with skills-based volunteers and wrote the summary report, and helps personalize and send new volunteer packets as part of the on-boarding process.

Karen has an extraordinary ability to analyze details and see the “big picture.” Her quick wit always adds fun to our days!

Thanks, Karen, for all you do for MNHS!