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Karen Corsica

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Karen Corsica has worked for fifteen years as a producer, project manager and production manager for television, film and multimedia. Her career as a museum professional began shortly after relocating from Boston to Seattle in 2004. As WEATHERHEAD’s Operations Manager, Karen runs day-to-day operations while simultaneously managing projects. She has served as project manager on a number WEATHERHEAD’s exhibit design and media/interactive projects including the Living Computer Museum in Seattle; Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry; and STARTUP: ALBUQUERQUE and the Personal Computer Revolution at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science.

Museum work has proven to be the perfect culmination of Karen’s experience: her degree in English has shaped her writing and storytelling abilities; her work as a senior manager in energy conservation has informed her approach to facility-based project management; and her years in film and television have readied her for the demands and shifting needs of multimedia production. Museum work differs from all of these individual components in that no matter what the content or project, museum work is always relevant. It is always important.

During her five years at Boston-based Scout Productions, Karen was one of the producers on the pilot episode of Emmy-winning Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, production managed Errol Morris’ Emmy-nominated series, First Person, and production managed/coordinated Errol Morris’s Oscar-winning documentary The Fog of War, Brad Anderson’s Session 9, and David Mamet’s State and Main. Karen spent seven years as a senior manager at Coneco Corporation, a Boston-based energy conservation consulting firm. She graduated magna cum laude from Carroll College in Wisconsin with a Bachelors of Arts degree in English.

Karen is a movie buff, loves to cook for friends and family because food is love, is happiest around the mountains and waters of Puget Sound, and loves animals—especially her fluffer-pupper, Freddy./p>