Karen Philippi is the Director of the Michigan Office for New Americans. She began working in immigration law over 26 years ago by serving as the Immigration and State Department Specialist for US Senator Don Riegle. Since then, she has worked in various law firms developing and managing employment-based immigration practices. She serves as Board Chair for Global Detroit and she is a Steering Committee member for the Welcoming Economies Global Network. Karen has a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology from Michigan State University.