Karen Held joined ORNL in 2020. She began her career with the United States Navy, where she served as a Surface Warfare Officer for almost 12 years. Following her service, Karen spent eight years work as a Board Administrator for Ashford University, and Administrative Specialist at the University of Tennessee, Institute for Public Service and Knoxville campus. Karen has master’s degrees in Information Sciences (MSIS) and Public Administration (MPA).
As the administrator for scientific computing she is responsible for administratively supporting the group’s 17 staff and seven post-doctoral fellows.
2019 — College of Communications and Information, Top Information Sciences Student Award
2008 — City of Newport Award