BS, Civil Engineering, 1982
President and owner of KMJ Consulting, Inc., Karen Jehanian believes that engineering is all about creative problem-solving to improve people’s lives. “We are surrounded,” she says, “by an abundance of engineering marvels that simplify our daily tasks and help us accomplish things we never thought possible. As transportation engineers, we help improve mobility and quality of life for the general population.”
Known for her intellectual curiosity, Karen anticipates challenges and has a passion for problem-solving and uncovering innovative solutions that serve both the public’s needs operationally and the clients’ needs economically.
A member of the American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Highway Engineers, and WTS – Advancing Women in Transportation. Karen is also a former board member of the Intelligent Transportation Society of New York and is the former chair of the Intelligent Transportation Society of Pennsylvania.
Karen earned a master of business administration degree and a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA where she is an active alumna, current member of the Charles D. Close School of Entrepreneurship External Board, and former member of the Drexel Alumni Association Board of Governors. Karen also serves as a guest lecturer and panelist on engineering, business and leadership topics. In 2002, she was awarded the prestigious Alumni Circle of Distinction Award. She is the 2009 recipient of the Transportation Engineer of the Year award from the Philadelphia Section of The American Society of Civil Engineers.
When she’s not at work, Karen enjoys being outdoors, especially relaxing at the beach. She also likes spending time with family and friends, cooking, reading, biking and playing golf.