Karen Braunstein Post
Karen Braunstein-Post holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Santa Clara
University, California. She started her career in Information Technology in
1977 working as a Systems Engineer for Northern Telecom Systems in San
Francisco, CA. She worked as an EDP Audit Programmer for Washington Mututal
Bank from 1980 to 1984.
Karen has been teaching in the Computer Science program at Renton Technical
College since 1984 when she taught COBOL programming and mainframe JCL. She has
since taught courses in Networking, “C” Language, FORTRAN, Pascal, Assembly
Systems Analysis, Human Relations, IT Research and Writing and Structured Query
Language (SQL Server). In 1996, Karen co-authored a Visual Basic programming
textbook with Mr. Ron Gilster. She was the Program Architect of the Web
Application Developer On-Line program for the National Center for Emerging
Technologies. Karen has worked on many projects that have benefited Renton
Technical College. She is the developer of the “CBE Automated Desktop” software
and is a technical specialist in Competency-based Education.
Karen was awarded the Puget Power/RTC Outstanding Faculty award for 1998. Karen
earned her Private Pilot’s license in 1980, is a certified scuba diver, has
completed the Seattle to Portland bicycle ride three times and enjoys running
the St. Patrick’s Day Dash each year. She is most proud of the fact that she is
the mother of two very wonderful daughters.
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