Growing up in Mequon, Wisconsin, Karri developed a passion for words by reading anything she could get her hands on. She focused this enthusiasm into a bachelor's degree in magazine journalism and a minor in business at the University of Missouri, graduating in 2008. While in college, Karri spent a semester studying abroad in London, where she interned at a monthly trade magazine and developed an unusual obsession with proper grammar and punctuation. This fascination with the English language led her to the copy editor position at Astronomy
Karri has enjoyed learning more about the night sky while with the magazine. Her favorite topics include planetary science and astrobiology, and she loves pointing out objects in the night sky to her family and friends. Since joining the Astronomy
staff, Karri became more involved with the magazine's departments, news, outreach, and the website. With her added responsibilities, she was promoted to assistant editor in 2011.
In her spare time, Karri still reads a lot, and could probably spend her savings on magazine subscriptions alone. In addition to reading, Karri and her husband, Mitchell, enjoy attending sporting events or watching them on TV. She's an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Brewers, Wisconsin Badgers, and Mizzou Tigers, and she thinks the World Cup and Olympics should be international holidays. Karri also plays the piano and loves to travel with her family. She'd like to set foot in all 50 states and at least six continents (Antarctica seems more difficult) some day.