Upon graduation from RPI, Karen worked for the Port Authority of NY & NJ in bridge design. In 1988, Karen joined Geiger Engineers as a design engineer and structural analyst. She became an Associate in 2009, a Principal in 2012, and CEO in late 2022. Throughout her career at Geiger Engineers, Karen has managed and worked on a number of significant sports facility projects and challenging assignments. She has extensive experience in entertainment rigging. She is Secretary of the ASCE steel cables in structures standard committee.