Background

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.

Education

2018
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Information Sciences
Master of Science (M.S.)
2015
Ashford University
Public Administration
Master of Arts (M.A.)
1993
Oregon State University
History
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Awards

2019 — College of Communications and Information, Top Information Sciences Student Award

2008 — City of Newport Award