Karen Didriksen is the senior scholarship coordinator for Kauffman Scholars, Inc. She joined KSI in 2009 as an administrative assistant and moved on to an executive assistant in 2010. Didriksen also worked as a business analyst for KSI prior to her current role. Her job responsibilities include setting up and maintaining third-party billing agreements with institutions, preparing invoices for billing and resolving financial issues with the students. She has many certifications including Excel and QuickBooks and multiple levels of administrative professional courses.
Didriksen is involved in the community by volunteering for the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, the Susan B. Komen 5K Run and Operation International Children. She serves as an Advisory Committee Member for the University of Kansas.