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Karen Flores

Karen Flores most recently worked at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico as a Member of Technical Staff in Geoscience. At Sandia, Karen worked on a variety of projects including subsidence and fluid mechanics for the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, carbon capture and storage modeling, and numerous geophysical field characterizations for the Department of Energy and Department of Defense. Karen was also involved with the Sandia Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and served as a University of Michigan recruiter for Sandia National Laboratories. Karen attended the University of Michigan for her graduate work as a Sandia National Laboratories Master’s Fellowship Program participant.

In 2014, Karen was recognized by Albuquerque Business First as a 40 Under Forty honoree and was selected “Most Outstanding” in the Under 30 category for her contributions as a scientist at a national laboratory and her service to the local community. She is currently transitioning with her husband, Alex, to Okinawa, Japan. Alex is a Judge Advocate in the United States Marine Corps.