Karen Schiavone grew up in Chautauqua County and is a graduate of Southwestern Central School.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree in business management from Grove City College, Karen spent a few years in Pittsburgh, Pa., working in marketing. Having the desire to change the world for the better, she went on to obtain her juris doctor from Albany Law School with a concentration in health law.
Karen moved back to the Jamestown area in 2012 to pursue a career in nonprofit work after realizing that changing the world starts with making a positive impact in your home town. She is currently the Manager of Community Education at Chautauqua Institution, and previously served as the Membership and Marketing Director at the Jamestown Area YMCA. She also works with the youth at the First Presbyterian Church of Jamestown.
Karen believes that arts education is critical to the growth and development of both child and community. Infinity provides arts experiences to students of all ages and all backgrounds, and she enjoys playing a role in its continued growth in the community.
Karen and her cat Bella live in Jamestown, NY.