Karen Albano began working with the Emerging America program in the Fall of 2015. Having received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Education and History from Westfield State University, Karen has worked as an 8th grade History Teacher in the Agawam Public Schools since 2007. She has taught a variety of history courses including Ancient History, World History I and II, and US History I and II. In addition to working across a variety of historical curricula, Karen has extensive experience educating students from a range of backgrounds and needs. She is passionate about historical education and utilizing an array of platforms to reach teachers and students alike.