Karen R. Oliver is a member of the Falls Church City Council. Ms. Oliver serves as an Alternate on the Council of Governments Transportation Planning Board and the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority. Ms. Oliver earned her bachelors degree in engineering at Swarthmore College, and her masters in business administration with a concentration in finance at the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA. Other post graduate education includes one year of French studies at the Centre Universitaire d’Etudes Francaises, Universite de Cocody in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and non-degree graduate study as a spousal associate of the Michigan Journalism Fellowship Program, at the University of Michigan. Ms. Oliver currently works in nonprofit management with the Washington, DC consulting firm Orr Associates.