About Karen

Karen Gonzalez is a speaker, writer, immigrant advocate, and taco enthusiast.


She is an immigrant from Guatemala, now living in Baltimore, Maryland, where she enjoys writing, cooking Latin food, traveling, and watching baseball (in that order). Karen is a former public school teacher and attended Fuller Theological Seminary, where she studied theology and missiology. For the last 10 years, she has been a non-profit professional, currently working for an organization that serves immigrants and refugees. She is writing a book about her own immigration story and reflecting on the many immigrants found in the Bible.

You can find her on Twitter and Instagram musing about theology: @_karenjgonzalez. Her writing can be found on the communal blogs: The Mudroom and The Salt Collective, where she has written about spiritual formation, Latinx identity, race, gender, the Enneagram and immigration. She also has bylines in Sojourners, Faithfully Magazine, Mutuality Magazine, Christ and Pop Culture, and others.