Karie received a Bachelor of Arts in General Mathematics, as well as a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University. She received a Master of Mathematics from Utah State University where she helped research and build a new curriculum regarding mathematical modeling for pre-service teachers. Karie has always been passionate about math and science education and has taught a variety of math education courses at the Secondary and Postsecondary level. Providing opportunities and support for students to succeed in science and mathematics is one of her passions. She currently serves as the director of the Learning Assistant Program and teaches the Science of Learning course for new learning assistants.