My name is Karen Magid. I grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina, and while I set out to get the most, different science degrees possible and follow the clearest career trajectory possible, I ended up with a PhD in Materials Science (UC-Berkeley), and a couple of other degrees in Electrical and Nuclear Engineering. I moved from California to Switzerland for a postdoctorate (ETH-Zürich). After that, I moved to Mexico for Peace Corps service, in the Technology Transfer program. Now I’m in Austin, Texas. I’m the Sustainability Coordinator for Huston-Tillotson University and I manage the Dumpster Project. My real professional title is Doctora Basura.

Come check out more of my work:

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for sharing your adventures… I can live vicariously through you since I’m having my own adventures of the kid kind each day :)

  2. hello Karen

    Thanks you for you website. Going to try out Las Tepuzas on sunday thank to you. I was wondering if you had some info for local climbs, i am trying to climb as much as I can around here (I am a Canadian Expat living in Queretaro)?

    What would be great is climbing above water holes in the sierra gorda if that exist…

  3. Hello!
    Would you mind sharing more information about your experience with the tech transfer position with Peace Corps? I have been interviewed for a position like this and am currently weighing the pros and concs on tech transfer vs traditional grass roots positions. I would love to hear an honest critique from someone who is actually in the program.

    Thanks and good luck!

    1. Hi! I’m happy to share my thoughts. I’ll email you back and we can start as long of a discussion as you would like.

  4. I saw you project with international sports initiative, it is beautiful and make me feel very happy. Thanks.

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