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  1. Karen Kus
    Karen Kus
​​Karen Kus is a professional educator and career advisor. Currently, she is co-chair for YWLI’s Technology and Communications Committee. At  SUNY Potsdam, Karen works in the Career Services department in the Center for Applied Learning as a career coach. She works closely with students with the aim of developing and achieving their career goals. Karen is also an adjunct professor at St. Lawrence University teaching in the First Year Program.

Presently, Karen is the Secretary on the Board of Directors for Wellfort Community Health Care Centre in Brampton, Ontario. Karen is from the Toronto area and moved to the North Country in 2016. She has a background in teaching Women and Gender Studies as a former Instructor,  and as a Teaching and Research Assistant at University of Toronto Mississauga. She aims to apply her professional and academic background in feminism and social justice critical theories to her community based initiatives. Karen graduated with a Masters of Education, Adult Education and Community Development at OISE, University of Toronto.

Beyond her professional life, Karen is a ballroom dance instructor, a yoga enthusiast and enjoys self-education on holistic medicine.

Career Advisor, Career Services
St. Lawrence University