Karyn has been with the ACLU of Wisconsin since October 2001.

As Senior Staff Attorney, Karyn investigates, advocates, litigates and negotiates civil rights issues affecting communities of color, persons with disabilities, and low-income communities.

Karyn cares about all ACLU issues and has directly worked on most of them! She has worked on issues including voting rights, police misconduct, transportation and environmental justice, fair housing, educational equity, immigrants’ rights, language access, and free speech for homeless persons.

In 1986, Karyn became a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate. Before joining the ACLU of Wisconsin, she worked in legal services organizations in Ohio, Texas, and Wisconsin, assisting clients including migrant farm workers, senior citizens, and public assistance recipients.

Karyn has been honored to receive awards from allies including Milwaukee Inner-city Congregations Allied for Hope (MICAH), the Milwaukee Branch of the NAACP, the John Muir Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the Public Interest Law Section of the state bar.