Karen A. Lefkowitz

Communications Officer Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

300 La Kretz Hall

Los Angeles, CA 90095

Tel: (310) 794-4908

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Born and raised in Southern California's San Fernando Valley, Karen has enjoyed living in a lovely, subtropical Mediterranean climate her entire life. She has a Bachelor's degree in Radio-TV-Film from California State University, Northridge and a Master's degree in Communication Management from the University of Southern California. Karen worked as a freelance writer for many years, contributing copy to print and online publications. An affection for the college atmosphere led to a career in higher education. As the Institute's Communications Officer Karen assists the director, manages the organization's official website and social media networks, creates bi-annual newsletters, provides support for public relations and development initiatives, and participates in event planning. The environmental issues she is most passionate about are conservation and public health.