Karen Vaites

Chief Evangelist & Community Development Officer

Karen joins Open Up Resources after building the marketing functions at multiple K–12 startups: Noodle Markets, where she was Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Product Officer, and literacy solution LightSail, where she was Chief Marketing Officer. Previously, Karen led the digital engagement work at Student Achievement Partners and developed Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s Algebra Fuse digital textbook while at ScrollMotion. Karen began her career in online travel, where she served as Managing Director of Expedia’s Distribution business in Europe. She is a magna cum laude graduate of Amherst College, where she captained the Women’s Swim Team.