“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead Vabamu. Our  mission to understand and acknowledge our recent history and thereby our freedom is more important than ever. The personal fate of the museum’s founder, Olga Kistler-Ritso, who fled Estonia as a refugee herself, speaks to everyone in the country through obvious parallels. I believe it is important that more young people get involved in Vabamu’s activities, because it’s vital that they realise just how fragile a thing freedom really is and that it can’t be taken for granted.”


Karen’s biggest source of energy is her children; she could write strategy documents based on their stories and adventures. She also loves to take her kayak out to sea or her backpack to the edge of the world. When she needs to clear her head from the everyday buzz, yoga and books are there to help her.