Karalyn joined the Alliance as Development Coordinator in 2019. She is responsible for our annual giving campaigns and fundraising events, and works closely with the Young Professionals Council to raise money for the organization and reach new audiences. 

 Karalyn came to the Alliance from Brave Initiatives, where she coordinated volunteers and interns, planned events, and was involved in fundraising and communications work. Karalyn earned a Bachelor of Arts in Earth and Planetary Sciences & Environmental Science from Northwestern University, and was a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar. Karalyn is originally from Pennsylvania but loves living in and exploring Chicago. In her spare time, Karalyn enjoys volunteering throughout the city, being a plant mom, and reading.