Karen F. Carter
Karen has 35 years of experience in engineering, having obtained her B.S. in Safety Engineering from Texas A&M. She started her career with NASA at Johnson Space Center, working on early space station studies until the Space Shuttle Challenger accident in 1986. She spent over 2 years performing hazard analyses on flight crew equipment to prepare for the Shuttle return to flight in 1988. She eventually left NASA, and after several years at Air Liquide as Safety Program Manager, she joined Webb Murray & Associates and became a safety engineering consultant to the chemical and oil industries for the next 13 years. She was hired by Shell Technology Center Houston in 2012 as a process safety engineer, and formed the Process Safety Team within the following year. She loves the daily variety that comes from working with such a wide range of laboratories, programs and people at STCH. During her off hours, she enjoys travel, bareboat cruising, and hones her cooking skills with yet another recipe challenge from her vast collection of cookbooks.