Karen Jones grew up in Purdy, Virginia and graduated from Greensville County High School. She earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Southside Virginia Community College.
Currently a treatment nurse in the oncology department for VCU Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill at its VCU CMH Cancer and Specialty Center for over three years, Karen plans on returning to school to complete her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and sitting for her Oncology Certified Nurse license in the near future.
Karen encourages current and potential SVCC students, "It's never too late to do what you want to do in life. I was getting ready to turn thirty when I went back to school. Don't back up; don't back down."
Karen is married to Christopher Jones and they have two children, a son and a daughter, Jase Andrew and Paislee Rae.