Karen Jacobus is currently the Coordinator of Health Education at Mount Holyoke College, where she has worked since 1993. For over 35 years she has been working in the field prevention and wellness/health promotion, with a strong emphasis on alcohol and other drug issues. She has designed and conducted a wide variety of programs for students, staff, faculty, social service agencies, parents, and the general community. She has presented at numerous national and regional conferences. Since 1996, she has worked as a consultant for the Massachusetts Council on Compulsive Gambling, conducting prevention and educational trainings.She previously worked as a consultant for four years with Addictive Prevention, Inc.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, with a concentration in Leadership and Administration, from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst. Her Bachelor’s Degree from Springfield College is in Community, Leadership and Development.
Prior to coming to Mount Holyoke College, Karen was the Coordinator of Drug and Alcohol Education at Hampshire College, which was funded by a Department of Education FIPSE grant. Previous to that, she was the Coordinator of the Alcohol and Drug Education Program at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, where she taught an undergraduate course to train peer educators. In addition she served as the Program Director of a regional substance abuse prevention agency serving all of Western Massachusetts.