Karen Bayless Feldman

Class of 2009

Karen Bayless Feldman is an “Activist Mother.”  Her job has included raising three children while working to help other families in Arizona.  As part of a grassroots movement with 11 other mothers, Karen worked closely with legislators and the general public to help pass legislation to make breastfeeding easier for mothers throughout our state.  Karen is also highly involved in improving our public education system.  She is active in the PTA (as Treasurer and Vice-President), Site Council, as a Facilitator of a Parenting Group, and a Classroom Volunteer (including being a reading mentor to early readers).
Karen has a B.A. in Sociology from the University of Arizona.  She has worked in the behavioral health field (working with Maricopa County’s Regional Behavioral Health Authority) and in the domestic violence field (working for various domestic violence shelters in Tucson and Phoenix and also working with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community Police Department).  
Throughout the years, Karen has been an active volunteer in both local and national politics and hopes to be a part of the changes soon to come.

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