Karen Palmer, a native of Little Rock Arkansas, has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and an M.A. in Professional and Technical Writing. She has been on staff at UA Little Rock since 1988 in a variety of roles: Administrative Assistant, Composition Instructor, and Academic Advisor. Karen’s introduction to advising came during her time as an administrative assistant as she prepared advising documents for the faculty. She enjoys meeting with students and getting to know them as they journey to their goal of graduation. Karen advises for Interdisciplinary Studies and Bachelor of Science students on both the main and online campuses, and she encourages her students to pursue the field(s) that they are passionate about. Her philosophy is: “Don’t try to be more than you are, but be all that you are” – Naomi Judd, Country Music Icon.