After graduating from I.U. Bloomington with a B.S. in Education, Karan unexpectedly began her career in the financial industry in 1994 with The People’s State Bank, later making the move to Monroe Bank. During her 14½ years with Monroe Bank she served in many capacities ranging from Loan Operations to Consumer Underwriting to Compliance, but finally found her true passion as a mortgage originator. She's an active member of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association and served as Chapter Chair for the South Central Chapter of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association. Karan also serves on the Family Selection Committee of the Monroe County Habitat for Humanity and is an affiliate member of the Bloomington Board of Realtors, she volunteers each year with the annual toy drive. She resides in Bloomington with her husband.