Karen R. Yocum, MSN, CPNP, has worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner for more than 20 years. She obtained bachelors degrees in biology and nursing, and she earned her master's at UCHSC. She is currently working at the Carin' Clinic in Arvada, but has worked in many settings, including private pediatric practices, and at a teen School Based Health Clinic in Montbello. Prior to becoming a PNP, she worked as a registered nurse at Denver Health and PSL in the PICU and NICU. Her passions include working with children in the foster care system, providing health care to indigent populations, and doing medical missions in foreign countries.