Kara is the Assistant Director of Health, Safety and Security for the College of Global Studies. She is responsible for ensuring compliance with federal and local reporting requirements such as the Clery Act; implementing the College’s emergency protocols and procedures; and responding to student emergencies, issues, and large-scale incidents in collaboration with overseas staff and the U.S.-based Health and Safety team.
Kara holds a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and a Master's in International Peace & Conflict Resolution, both from Arcadia. As a graduate student, Kara spent time in Arusha, Tanzania for an internship/practicum through the IPCR program.
Kara joins the College of Global Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, where she was the Global Operations Coordinator and Senior International Risk Analyst. In this role, Kara was responsible for crisis response; monitoring international security trends; training faculty, staff, and students travelling abroad in health and safety; and developing the university's travel registry system and travel policy. Prior to Penn State, she gained experience in international crisis management while working at International SOS.
Kara has been active with the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). OSAC was created to promote security cooperation between the U.S. private sector and the U.S. Department of State. Kara recently completed her tenure as chair of the Academia Working Group (AWG) and remains in the continuous service to the AWG Steering Committee.