Karen Masters

Center Director

  • Country:
    • Costa Rica
  • Business:
    • High School Summer Abroad
    • Study Abroad


Dr. Karen Masters has a B.S. from the University of Michigan, an M.S. from the University of Florida, and a Ph.D. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University.

She has lived in Monteverde for over 20 years and has been teaching at the CIEE Study Center in Monteverde since 1997. She currently studies the effects of climate change on epiphytic orchids in Monteverde and has published papers on a host of conservation-related research.

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