Karen Study graduated with a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas in 1993. She began a career at Rohm and Haas after graduation. From 1993 to 1997, she was a process engineer and was awarded two patents for her optimization work at a Methacrylate facility. From 1997 to 2000, Karen worked in research as well as design engineering in support of a large acrylic acid project. In 2001, she began working as a process safety engineer which is her current role. Rohm and Haas was acquired by Dow Chemical Company in 2009, this is where Karen currently employed as a process safety technology leader.