Karen Roach earned a Bachelor of Arts Honours in Psychology in 1995, and, following graduation, Karen went on to earn an MA in Canadian Studies (Indigenous and Northern Studies) at Carleton, graduating in 2004.

Karen currently works as an Indigenous Navigator with the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch (FNIHB) of Indigenous Services Canada.  Karen supports the recruitment, retention and professional development of Indigenous employees within the Branch.  In addition to offering support to Indigenous employees, she is involved in a multitude of projects that strive to increase the cultural competence of hiring practices, training and development programs within the organization.

“Experiential learning opportunities were the most valuable part of my BA.  They provided me with supervised opportunities to put the academic learning I had done into practice with hands on work experiences.  This meant that I graduated from university with both a degree and work experience in my field.”
– Karen Roach, BA Psychology, MA Canadian Studies

To learn more about Karen Roach’s experience, and her exciting career, read the full interview here!