Electrician. Construction manager. Business co-owner. Mother.
Karen Rubino has had several titles during her life and now she’s adding another: School board member.
Rubino, a 14-year Washougal resident, is the newest member of the Washougal School Board.
When asked why she ran for the board, Rubino said she wanted to make a difference in her community and the timing was right.
“I mostly work from home, so I have the time to do this. I don’t want to make a commitment and then not be able to do it.”
Her volunteer experience includes serving on a committee for Boy Scout Troop 450, where her son is about to become an Eagle Scout, and doing a facilities assessment for the Washougal School District.
“With school districts, there are a lot of little things you need to learn and understand,” Rubino said. “It’s a business, but it is also under several (state) regulations and guidelines.”