Research Specialist II
Master’s in Social Work,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Karen Burns directs research and training projects in the area of youth mentoring. She has supported mentoring programs in many capacities over the years, including parent engagement, mentor training, program evaluation, and targeted interventions for young parents and court-involved youth.
Previously, Karen worked in nonprofit management, specifically focused on business operations, outreach, and professional development. Karen holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Political Science from Duke University.