Faculty/Staff Work/Life

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Meet the Work/Life Team

Karen Patchell, MA

Karen Patchell (She/Her) is the Be Well at Work Program Manager and head of our Work/Life program. After earning her double honors BA in Spanish and Anthropology from the National University of Ireland, Karen received her MA in Social Anthropology with distinction from Queens University, Belfast. Drawing on her previous work experience supporting low income communities and those impacted by conflict with a focus on cross-border identity and policy, cross-cultural communications, and youth development services, Karen is committed to supporting working families at UC Berkeley through the promotion and advocacy of family-friendly policies and practices, and via educational programming to promote work/life integration for faculty and staff in their working and home environments. Karen is also a certified self-defense instructor for UC Berkeley.

Additional Languages: Gaeilge and Spanish