Karen Velez has been an active member of the Minnesota DFL Party, working as a canvasser in the 2020 elections. Her passion for politics stems from her experience and commitment to human rights and immigration. At a young age, Karen started lobbying for immigration rights and volunteered with different non-profit organizations. She was named 40 Under 40: Latinos in American Politics, by the Huffington Post. Karen focused on immigration and human rights for most of her college career. She then graduated from George Washington University majoring in Political Science. Now she currently serves as The Office Manager for the Minnesota DFL and is excited to be a part of the team.