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A native of Pensacola, Florida, cradle Episcopalian, and lifelong Southerner, Kara is currently finishing her PhD in Christian theology and ethics with research interests that include Karl Barth, Søren Kierkegaard, the ethics of science and technology, and medical ethics. She earned the BSE, MS, and PhD in mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, and then joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a research engineer and test manager for a variety of civilian and military projects. She returned to Duke in 2009 as a student in the Divinity School, and stayed on for her second doctorate. Kara has served on the pastoral staff of the Anglican Episcopal House of Studies at Duke Divinity School, as well as in suburban and rural parishes in North Carolina and Alabama. As a seminarian, she completed an internship at Bellevue Hospital Center in Manhattan, where she was a chaplain for the adult psychiatry and palliative care units. She also serves as vice-chair of the Society of Scholar-Priests. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, cheering for Duke basketball, and exploring historic churches. Kara also serves part-time with the Episcopal chaplaincy to Princeton, and is a Fellow of Rockefeller College. She lives in Procter House with her dog, Deacon.