Karen Zentner Bacig
Consultant for Sabio Strategies and Instructor, University of Minnesota
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Karen Zentner Bacig, Ph.D. is the founder of Sabio Strategies and is working as a higher- education consultant, as well as an adjunct instructor at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Karen has worked in a variety of administrative positions with students, faculty, and staff for over 25 years in college and university settings. Karen obtained her Master's degree in Educational Psychology and a B.A. double major in English and Communication, both from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, before pursuing a Ph.D. in Educational Policy and Administration from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Over the years, Karen's work has included leading projects addressing teaching and learning, learning assessment, and the development of interculturally competent leaders; facilitating a wide range of initiatives, conversations, and trainings; and conducting research on higher education issues, including postsecondary opportunity and choice and strategic planning. Karen is a Qualified Administrator (QA) for the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) and has participated in training to administer and interpret the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES). Karen has also trained in Art of Hosting facilitation. Karen currently serves as a mentor with an organization headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota called College Possible that supports the pursuit of a college degree for low-income and first-generation students, is on the Board of the University of Minnesota's Campus Club, and volunteers with Minnesotans United for All Families. In addition to her professional interests and pursuits, Karen absolutely loves travel, cooking, wine, languages, outdoor activities, working out, reading, and spending time with her family, friends, and dog.

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