Karen Faulkner is a Jewish Israeli citizen who was raised in Italy and England. Her background is in law both academically (Graduate Diploma in Law (UK) and professionally (caseworker in a London law firm specializing in criminal defense). Since making Aliyah in 2006, Karen has worked as a freelance writer and editor. In 2015-2016 she undertook a Master's degree in Human Rights and Transitional Justice at Hebrew University. She graduated in October 2016.