Karen Rodriguez is the Logistical Operations Coordinator for the Department of Global Pediatric Medicine. She is responsible for coordinating the visits of all participants accepted into the program and serves as liaison between the visitors and St. Jude staff and sponsors.
Karen is a native of Mexico. She moved to Hernando, Mississippi, with her family at the age of 9. She graduated from the University of Memphis with a Bachelor of Business Administration with a concentration in International Business.
Karen began her career at Latino Memphis, a nonprofit organization that advocates and assists Latinos in the areas of health, education and justice. During her time there she created and grew the operations and finance department, increasing the budget to $1.5 million from $300,000.
Prior to joining St. Jude, Karen worked at CBRE, the largest commercial real estate services company in the world, as a Lease Administration Analyst. She managed client portfolios and built strong relationships with teams around the globe.