Karen Passport 8-23-14ITS welcomes Karen Kano as the newest member of the staff as Communication Director beginning 2014 Fall Quarter. Among her many responsibilities, she will be in charge of public relations, press releases, event marketing,  internal and external communications.

Karen is a former correspondent for Dow Jones & Co. wire news services, where she served as bureau chief in Tokyo. She has a B.A. in East Asian Languages and Cultures from Columbia College. Karen and her husband, Chester, are members of Calvary Presbyterian Church in South Pasadena. They have two children, Thomas and Sarah, and are active volunteers in their community, school, sports teams and Scouting.