Karen Kluesner has been at the University of Iowa for a combined total of 12 years. She started her career in research for the College of Pharmacy as a Research Associate. She has held positions as a Research Coordinator in The Burn Treatment Center and Pediatrics before settling in at the College of Dentistry. She recently became certified as a Clinical Research Coordinator. This is her first year on Staff Council and the HR Committee which she is thoroughly enjoying and highly recommends to people wanting to get more involved in the University. Outside of work she enjoys traveling with her husband of 40 years and spending time with her 4 children, their spouses and 7 grandchildren.