Karen Doron joined the California State Teachers’ Retirement System as the Director of Communications in 2019. Doron has more than 25 years of experience in strategic communications, marketing and public relations. Prior to joining CalSTRS, she was the Public Relations Program Manager for Golden 1 Credit Union. She also served as a communication and media officer for the County of Sacramento and the Sacramento County Airport System. Early in her career, she worked in the marketing and public relations department at The Sacramento Bee. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, San Diego.