From the outset, NERCOMP has been a significant part of Kara’s professional life. Her association with NERCOMP and Educause began with attendance at workshops and the annual conference and progressed to presenting at workshops, becoming a Professional Development Coordinator and speaking at the annual conference. A consistent underlying theme of Kara’s presentations is improving the approachability and resulting experiences her clients have with technology.
Kara’s involvement with NERCOMP continued to expand with positions as Vice Chair and ultimately Chair of the annual conference. During this time, Kara joined the board; and has continued to serve on the board for the past four years as both a member and officer. For the past year, Kara has served as Chair of the Board overseeing all operations of the organization. Kara has worked tirelessly to formalize administrative procedures, improve communications, and guide the board towards a strategic focus.
Kara is an appreciative beneficiary of NERCOMP as well, taking full advantage of NERCOMP’s extensive programming to develop her career, make connections within the community, and expand her skillsets. She believes in the importance of giving back to organizations from which one has benefited greatly and thus has a continued interest in serving on the board of this wonderful organization.
In the fall of 2014, Kara joined the Harvard Business School community. Where she is currently an Associate Director of MBA Technology serving the technology needs of the MBA Program. A variety of relationship, vendor, and project management activities make up her day-to-day interactions.
Before joining HBS, Kara worked at both Tufts University and Regis College in a variety of technology roles ranging from support to customer relationship and service management.
Kara received her bachelor of arts in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from Regis College in 2003 and her master of science in Organizational and Professional Communication from Regis in 2006.