Karen Rae Christopherson has been working with Magnetotellurics (MT) for over 30 years. She is currently president of Chinook Geoconsulting, Inc. in Evergreen, Colorado which she formed in 1988. She worked for the US Geological Survey from 1976 to 1981 and then joined Standard Oil (BP America) and worked in their Technology Center studying the application of electrical methods geophysics to hydrocarbon exploration.
Karen received her Master's degree in Geophysics in 1979 and her Bachelor's degree in 1977 in Geology from the University of Colorado, also attending the Colorado School of Mines.
Her experience involves all aspects of electrical methods geophysics, from bird-dogging to interpretation, specializing in MT. She has participated in many MT surveys exploring for hydrocarbon, geothermal, water and mineral resources in SE Asia, Latin America, Africa, Canada, and the U.S.
She is a member of SEG, AAPG and DGS (Denver Geophysical Society). She served as 2nd Vice-President of SEG during 1997-1998. Karen has also held offices and worked on committees with the Denver and Dallas Geophysical Societies.