Karen M. Block is Senior Director of Development for UC Davis Energy. She is responsible for increasing individual contributions to energy programs at UC Davis and assisting with foundation proposals. Prior to this role, she was director of development for the Division of Social Sciences in the UC Davis College of Letters and Science. Block also worked for UC Berkeley where she held positions in corporate and foundation relations, annual giving, and reunion fundraising. She has a background in arts and education. Block received a master’s in education from San Francisco State University and a bachelor’s in performing arts from Emerson College.