Karin joined the American Red Cross and the Global Disaster Preparedness Center (GDPC) in 2011. She currently fills the position
of Knowledge Management Officer to support shared learning across international preparedness programs and with the wider Red Cross Red Crescent network. Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Karin worked as a research assistant at the Environmental Research Center (UFZ),Germany, where she worked on risk reduction in the context of sustainable urban development in Latin America. Karin holds a Master Degree in Geography from the Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany and Universidad de Oviedo, Spain.