A longtime educator with a specialty in working with urban schools, Karen Nestor has taught at every level from kindergarten to graduate school. She has consulted extensively with schools and teachers, and was a consultant and program developer with the Institute for Educational Renewal, an organization dedicated to providing comprehensive professional services to administrators, teachers, staff, students and families in K-12 education. Karen serves as Trustee for the Eva L. and Joseph M. Bruening Foundation and has served for many years as Trustee for the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation. She serves as an advisor to, and member of, the Fund for Our Economic Future in Northeast Ohio. Karen holds a BA in English from Barat College of DePaul University, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Cleveland State University. At George Washington University, she recently completed a doctorate in human and organizational learning, with a focus on how people repeatedly reshape their lives throughout the lifespan.