Bio


Kari is a former technology executive with a passion for entrepreneurship, innovation, business strategy and making the world a better place. Having worked as a coach, investor, advisor, board member and CFO, she enjoys empowering students and entrepreneurs to thrive in life, the classroom and the marketplace.

Kari is currently designing and co-teaching the ICME Analytics Accelerator, a project based research course for graduate students from multiple disciplines.

Academic Appointments


  • Lecturer, Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering (ICME)

Professional Education


  • Coaching Certification, Coaching Transformation Academy (2020)
  • MBA, New York University, Entrepreneurship (2000)
  • BS, University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Actuarial Science (1992)

2020-21 Courses