Kari is a Performance Assessment Development and Research Associate at the Stanford Center for Assessment, Learning, and Equity (SCALE). Prior to her work with SCALE she was a math teacher and math coach for ten years in New York City at Vanguard High School, a member of the New York Performance Standards Consortium. At Vanguard she designed performance assessments and rubrics, prepared students, and conducted professional development for colleagues. She is currently a doctoral student at the Harvard Graduate School of Education studying urban STEM teacher retention. She completed her M.A. with the Stanford Teacher Education Program and her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She is co-founder and co-organizer of the Creating Balance in an Unjust World Conference on Math Education and Social Justice.