- Undergraduate: St. Olaf College
- Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
- Preliminary Year: Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
Karla grew up in the Madison area, and lives in an outlying neighborhood now with her husband and two children (Snow and Rambo). She is an avid runner and hiker, and knows all the best hiking spots in the area! Less strenuous hobbies include board games, choral singing, watching epic 70s/80s movies, and reading novels. She did a transitional year at St. Luke’s in Milwaukee, medical school at UW, and college at St. Olaf.