Karen S. Smith is the founder of Personalized College Choice. She brings numerous years of teaching experience to the field of college consulting. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree and Teaching Credential from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo; a Master of Arts degree in Education from Cal State Northridge and a Master of Science degree in Educational Administration from Pepperdine University. Karen received her Independent Educational Consultant Certificate from UC Irvine Extension.
Karen has been and continues to be actively involved in a leadership capacity as an educator and as a business owner. She was a board member of her local chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) where she chaired and was a member of the Scholarship Committee for several years. She is a former Scholarship Committee and board member of her local community’s Education Foundation. Currently, Karen is a member of Business Network International (BNI) and her local Chamber of Commerce.