The Nonprofit Track of the 2012 SoMeBizLife Conference will open with a panel discussion moderated by Karen Graziano, J.D., Director for Leadership & Professional Development for the Office for Undergraduate Students in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at Villanova University. The panel will also feature Beth Baker of Deserving Decor, Larry Browne from Doylestown Fire Company, and Jamie Haddon of Bucks County United Way. (More details on the panel and these other panelists will be added soon.)
Karen Graziano also serves as the Law School Advisor for the College. Prior to her role as Director, Karen was an Assistant Professor in the English Department, an Academic Advisor, and the Law School Advisor. Karen teaches Professional Writing, Business Writing, Technical Editing, and Legal Analysis & Writing courses. She serves on the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences’ Core Curriculum Subcommittee for Writing. She previously served on the Northeast Association for Pre-Law Advisors’ (NAPLA) Conference Committee.
Her achievements include presenting on “Effective Business Writing: Assets & Liabilities” at the WindRiver Holdings 2010 Annual Accounting Conference to the company’s seven portfolio companies, presenting on Business Writing Techniques at a Continuing Education Program at Merck, and presenting at the Law School Admission Council’s (LSAC) Newcomers Conference for new law school admission deans, directors, and representatives. Last summer, Karen presented on best practices and recommendation letters at the Northeast Association of Pre-Law Advisors (NAPLA). Currently, she is working on creating additional professional development programming for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. She will be presenting at the Pre-Law Advisors National Conference (PLANC) in June 2012 in Washington, DC, on the topic of teaching students professional skills.
Karen is a graduate of the American University Washington College of Law, Washington, DC, with a Juris Doctor degree and Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and English. She is a graduate of Emerson College’s Graduate Certificate in Publishing and recently completed the University of California Los Angeles Extension Program’s Certificate in College Counseling.
You can learn more about Karen on Linkedin.