Karen Sonneborn

Guest Blogger

Director and Co-founder, Honored

Washington, D.C.

Karen is a director and co-founder of Honored. Previously, she worked in business development at Warner Bros. in Los Angeles and investment banking at Goldman Sachs in New York. She is a Trustee of The Potomac School, an independent K-12 school outside of Washington, D.C., and serves on the committee that oversees Princeton University’s Bridge Year program. She has served on the boards of San Francisco Ballet (Education Committee), East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring, Ambassadors for Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, the Los Angeles Zoo and KCET, Southern California’s largest public television station. While with KCET, she co-founded the award-winning KCET Council for Children and Families. Karen graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in economics and received an M.B.A. with honors from UCLA.


Posted May 11, 2018

Teacher Appreciation Isn’t Just Lip Service, It Actually Matters

As Teacher Appreciation Week draws to a close, it leaves in its wake both warmth and excitement, but also lingering…

By Katherine Boone, Karen Sonneborn

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