Karen Nelson has been director of youth and community engagement at People Reaching Out since 2014. She was director of programs and business administration at the American Leadership Forum from 2011 to 2014 and director of events, sponsorships and foundation at the Sacramento Asian Pacific Chamber of Commerce from 2005 to 2011. Nelson was an event manager at the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce from 2004 to 2005. She is a member of the YMCA of Superior California, the American Leadership Forum, Mountain Valley Chapter and the Drexel University Sacramento Alumni Association. Nelson earned a Master of Business Administration degree from Drexel University Sacramento.