My name is Karen Rustad. I was born in Sunnyvale, CA; grew up in Edina, MN; graduated from Scripps College in Claremont, CA in 2008 with a degree in Media Studies; lived after college in Arlington, VA; moved to Atlanta, GA to work with OpenHatch, a startup in the Shotput Ventures summer incubator program; moved to Philadelphia, PA to continue working with OpenHatch after the incubator finished; moved home to Edina, MN after the startup couldn't pay me anymore; and then moved to Berkeley, CA for grad school.
Get all that? Here, have a diagram:
Hopefully I'll stay here in the Bay Area for a while.
I'm currently a master's student at UC Berkeley's School of Information (an odd but fun combination of computer science, UI design, library science, sociology, and management). I graduate this May!
My personal hobbies and interests include meteorology, gender politics, intellectual property and technology law and policy, baby naming trends, science fiction, Indian cooking, webcomics, and rock climbing.