Karen Kesner

Vice President of Schools Development


Karen Kesner has been actively involved with her children’s schools in Palo Alto for many years. She has been a room parent and school volunteer, and is currently a PiE Representative for JLS Middle School.

Karen and her family relocated to Palo Alto in 2012 after spending 4.5 years in Sweden. They have twin daughters attending JLS Middle School. Her family enjoys cycling, skiing, and being outdoors.

Karen’s professional background is in business development, sales, strategic alliances and planning including 11 years at Oracle and companies headquartered in India and Hong Kong. She holds an Executive M.B.A. in Innovation from the Stockholm School of Economics.