Karen Atkinson is from Pasadena, Texas. She received a BS in Bio-Environmental Science from Texas A&M University. She also received an MS in Environmental Management from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and has completed 12 graduate hours in Education. Prior to coming to Duchesne, she spent 28 years in the environmental regulatory field working for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and the Galveston County Health District. At Duchesne, Mrs. Atkinson currently teaches Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science, and Ecology in the Upper School, and serves as Science Department Chair.