A collaborative leader, Karin has worked for nearly three decades in the non-profit sector, including San Diego Zoo’s Safari Park, the New England Aquarium in Boston, and most recently in support of sustainability initiatives and conservation partnerships at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Karin is passionate about habitat and resource management, species conservation, and affecting positive change for the natural world. She is an avid native plant gardener, ocean advocate, and overall outdoor enthusiast. Her love of nature and wild places started at a very young age with countless visits to local parks and summer trips to the Jersey shore and her grandparent’s farm in Maine. She is a graduate of Colby College in Waterville, Maine, where she studied Biology and Environmental Studies, a springboard for her career path and passions. Late winter and early spring are her favorite seasons to hike Point Lobos because the native Ceanothus (California lilac) blooms are in full force providing a sea of periwinkle blossoms along many of the trails – a beautiful sight to see! It is truly Karin’s honor to serve her community through the Point Lobos Foundation.