Kara Adams, CAE,M.Ed.

Society of American Archivists

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Society of American Archivists


Kara Adams is the Director of Education at the Society of American Archivists and a 2016 Forty Under 40® awardee. Formerly the Senior Manager of Divisions & Community at the Institute of Food Technologists she managed IFT's 24 divisions (components) and IFT's online community. Based in Chicago but originally from "out west", Kara has a diverse background in animal behavior and training, at-risk youth program development, fundraising for higher education and as IFT's previous eLearning Manager: Learning Management System (LMS) implementation and online content development. Her Master of Education in Community Counseling comes in handy every day. When not organizing educational programming and engaging volunteers, Kara enjoys sharing restaurant recommendations with friends visiting Chicago, having picnics with her adopted Pomeranian, and aspires to someday own an Airstream trailer to travel the country fly-fishing.