Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Karole’s research and professional interests span the fields of social work and public policy. She graduated from the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2015. Prior to joining the Wisconsin HOPE Lab and igniting a passion for work in student aid advocacy, she worked at the Institute for Research on Poverty providing research support for a longitudinal study of child support policy and practice.
Explores emergency aid program administrative practices at colleges and universities across the country. Identifies commonly used eligibility and fund disbursement practices and provide recommendations for strengthening program processes.
Assesses the need of covering the prevalence of opioid abuse in Wisconsin and makes recommendations for creating policy that promotes greater access to addiction treatment services.