Karen Harper, vice president, has operational responsibilities along with leading the community engagement and diversity and inclusion portfolio. She has 34 years of federal government experience in human capital management, workforce planning, project planning and execution. Ms. Harper developed the DoD STEM Diversity Campaign framework launched in 2013 and was principally responsible for the creation of the Greater DC STEM Pilot designed to engage historically underserved K-12 student populations. Ms. Harper built the community engagement portfolio to include local and national collaborative partnerships that advance STEM awareness, build skills, and create career pathways. Ms. Harper’s steady leadership style yields results in building relationships with school districts, non-profits, government organizations and other stakeholders.