Karen Hensley

Manager of Communications and Events

Karen joined the Enroll Indy team in July 2018. Her first exposure to the Indianapolis education landscape came as an AmeriCorps VISTA for the Mayor’s Office of Education Innovation, which she eventually joined full-time. Karen later worked for Conexus Indiana to promote career and technical education at the high school level. Prior to her professional career, Karen earned an undergraduate degree in communications and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University Bloomington.

Why do you do this work?
While I was a VISTA working on the City’s GreatSchools grant, I realized just how uneven the access to information about local schools was, especially for families without financial or social capital.I was thrilled when Enroll Indy launched during my tenure at the City, and now that I’m here I get to see all families receive the resources they deserve every day.