Karen Batts was one of the designers of Project Runway
season 12. She was eliminated during the active wear challenge
. She comes from Boca Raton, Florida but currently resides in Queens, New York where she works as a part-time babysitter and a self-employed fashion designer. Previously she worked as with fashion companies in NYC, and as a sports reporter, a photographer for papers in Savannah and S. Florida, and photo lab technician at SCAD.