Karman arrived at the Foundation in 2010 with a range of experience in the nonprofit world. She has led research projects for a microfinance organization, designed new programming for an adoption agency, and led her campus recruitment efforts for Teach for America. Prior to coming to the Foundation, she coordinated volunteers, served as a translator, and managed community partnerships at the Emily Krzyzewski Center. Name an organization that doesn’t make a profit, and Karman has probably contributed in some way.
Karman’s experience at the Foundation has come full circle. She originally helped coordinate the Morehead-Cain selection process—helping to bring in two classes of scholars before moving to the advising team. There Karman advised scholars, coordinated programming, helped scholars make on-campus and summer plans, and generally kept the scholars on an even keel. She returned to selections—this time, as director—during the spring of 2017.
Karman earned her bachelor of arts in sociology and anthropology from Kalamazoo College, where she played varsity volleyball, varsity softball, and club lacrosse. She earned her masters in higher education administration from The University of Louisville.