Board

Karen Cole
Staff Attorney

B.A., French, Grinnell College; J.D., New York University School of Law.

Karen joined the CWJC immigration law unit as a staff attorney on April 10, 2017. Prior to that, she was an Equal Justice Works AmeriCorps Legal Fellow at Kids In Need of Defense in Boston, where she represented unaccompanied minors in immigration proceedings. Before that, Karen represented children in child abuse and neglect cases in both Massachusetts and New York State. She was also a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society's Harlem Neighborhood Office in its housing law unit in New York City.

Additionally, Karen has worked as a program officer at the Robin Hood Foundation in New York City and taught middle and high school French in the Berkshires. While in law school, she was a Root Tilden Scholar and Skadden Fellow. Karen was admitted to the bar association in Massachusetts and New York.

She speaks French and is proficient in Spanish.