Welcome to my website! My name is Karen Baij, and I am a new high school math & science teacher. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Chemical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2003. I went to work as an engineer until 2014. At that point, I made a career change and pursued my secondary teaching certification through Northern Michigan University. I've lived in the Upper Peninsula for most of my life. I love spending time with my husband, Brett and our 4 children, Cole, Owen, Avery and Jacie. Some of my hobbies include reading, golfing, exercising, sewing and anything outdoors.