Karen Rodriguez Montiel is eager to help professionals improve their skills. She has a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Business Management, which has underpinned her successful fifteen-year career in as IT Consultant, Process Manager, Software Product Manager, and Project Management Professional.
Before finishing her studies, she taught software classes to Fortune 500 companies in Guadalajara, Mexico, where she discovered a talent for teaching complex topics using simple terms for a broad range of audiences. This has been especially helpful when leading teams to simplify processes, design technology solutions, and resolve business problems.
Naturally curious, she enjoys languages, traveling, and collaborating on multi-national projects. She is a fluent speaker of English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese, which has served her well while working abroad.
In her free time, she co-founded a non-profit organization in Portland, Oregon whose mission is to improve learning through technology. She collaborated in the book “CAESAR: Hack your learning” by Sean Wingert, which promotes the use of open source software and digital documents to study and learn more effectively. Her volunteer experience includes teaching Spanish, Portuguese, and cultural awareness to professionals. She has also volunteered as a Big Sister, mentored young readers through the S.M.A.R.T program, and given piano lessons to the local community.
Currently, she is volunteering at Austin International School as part of the Parent Teacher Organization board.
For more details, please see her LinkedIn page.