Hello, my name is Karen, and I was born in El Salvador. I am the pet parent to a black pug pup, her name is Banjo, and we live in Echo Park. Early on in my life often being the outsider I became fascinated by watching others interact. Usually, all of the best friends were taken.

Quickly I learned that there were kind-hearted people in the world, and many for reasons beyond my understanding they were dealt difficult lives. At a young age, I knew there was very little I could do at the time though once I became a well-rounded adult I'd be able to share with them the knowledge I would acquire so we could all be uplifted.

As I continued my studies after high school, I became captivated by subjects seldom taught to me there. Standouts were psychology, architecture, philosophy, astronomy, and feminism. I quickly began to search out additional information and my independent research; there was no way these introductory courses would fill my immediate thirst for such precious information.

     "There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophies. My brain and my heart are my temples; my philosophy is kindness." -Dalai Lama

By serendipitous, I came across a position at an apparel start-up company in a penthouse suite in West Hollywood. That is where my tenure in the garmento world began. To my soul's flutter there I met some individuals whom would become my mentors. I can not thank my lucky stars enough that this was the team that would, unbeknownst to them, shape and set the bar to future counterparts in business.

I soon became a mentor myself and began implementing to my team new levels of responsibility, self-awareness, and confidence. The way I have navigated life in retrospect has been with an unwavering instinct that, one by one, every choice I made was going to bring me closer to the purposeful and fulfilled life my young self-set out to complete.

And so here I am today, making the dreams of a seven-year-old come true. I love her, and I'm not going to let her down because she never let me down.