- Ed.M., University at Buffalo
Karen O’Neill, Ed.M., is a training associate at the National Institute on Out-of-School Time (NIOST), an action program of the Wellesley Centers for Women, where she supports afterschool programs working on areas such as continuous program improvement, community building, coaching, and technical assistance. Prior to NIOST, Karen directed multiple K-12 out-of-school time programs where she developed a deep interest in and passion for out-of-school time program quality through workforce development and data-informed management. Karen also has over a decade of experience in adult learning both in the classroom and online. She holds an Ed.M. in Education Policy, Planning, and Administration from Boston University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from University at Buffalo.