Department of Economics

Karen Bajza

  • Graduated: 2011
  • Field: Marketing/Recruiting, Technology

Karen Bajza, who graduated with a BA in Economics with a concentration in International and her BA in Communication and Public Affairs in 2011, works in community marketing with Docker, Inc(opens in new window). in San Francisco, California.  “Docker is the world’s leading software container platform,” according to their Karen's LinkedIn(opens in new window) site.  While at Chico State Karen was active in Beta Gamma Sigma, the national business honor society, and Lambda Pi Eta, the national communication studies honor society.  She was also treasurer of the Judicial Affairs Council and she was a member of the track and field team.  In 2008 Karen co-founded R’s Inc, a magazine recycling business in Chico and she volunteered as a dialogue facilitator with Threshold 2008(opens in new window) in San Mateo, California, a group advocating more housing choices.  She did all of this while on the Dean’s list.

During her senior year Karen took a job as a development and marketing associate with the International Trade Education Programs, Inc.(opens in new window) in Los Angeles, California, and she continued working with them for almost 2 years. In late 2012 Karen took a job as fundraising and partnership manager with BDI Development Group in Los Angeles. In 2015 Karen moved on to Docker, Inc where she is now working in community marketing.

Karen has considerable experience as a volunteer.  In June of 2012 she volunteered with Lambda Legal(opens in new window), a group that pursues civil rights and social action.  In December 2012 Karen began a 4 month campaign as field manager for a candidate who ran for West Hollywood City Council.  In September of 2013 Karen volunteered with LA Pride(opens in new window) Team 45 to help produce special events.  (Last Updated 10/6/17)