Karen Rae Christopherson has been working with Magnetotellurics (MT) for over 40 years. She is currently president of Chinook Geoconsulting, Inc. in Evergreen, Colorado which she formed in 1988. She started her career with the US Geological Survey and then joined Standard Oil of Ohio (BP America) and worked in their Technology Center studying the application of electromagnetic 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 electromagnetic geophysical methods, 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, Europe, Africa, Australia, Canada, and the U.S.
She is a member of SEG, AAPG, and WING (Women in Geothermal). She served as 2nd Vice-President of SEG and has held offices and worked on committees with SEG, AAPG, and WING.