Karen Saeed

Karen Saeed

Karen Saeed is a 2L JD student at Wake Forest University. Karen was first exposed to the intersection of ethics and scientific advances while studying Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Bioethical questions are of personal interest to Karen as her older brother has Down syndrome, and emerging technologies (especially CRISPR) make it a possibility that there will be a time when scientists will be able to alter genotypes and prevent Down syndrome. This poses the question—should they?—which depends on whether you consider Down syndrome a diversity or disability. Karen is also a staff member on the Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy and is involved with the Environmental Law Society. In her free time, Karen likes to read, paint, and travel.