My name is Karen Kasten. I received an Associate Degree in Accounting from Fox Valley Technical College in 1981 and worked for 18 years in the accounting profession for various manufacturing firms in Appleton. I returned to school and received an Associate Degree in Court Reporting from Lakeshore Technical College in 2003. Thereafter, I began my legal career as a judicial court reporter in the circuit court system. For over a decade, I worked in the Division of Hearings and Appeals, specifically in the area of workers’ compensation.